Now where’s my whip?

(I’m bringing this entry back up because I forgot to mention Liam Neeson.)

I wonder if anyone has noticed this strange cinematic synchronicity:

In Hunt for Red October, Alec Baldwin played Jack Ryan from Tom Clancy’s novel, across from Sean Connery as a Soviet submarine captain. Later on, Harrison Ford picked up the Jack Ryan character in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger — a casting decision which prompted me to wonder what a waste it was that Ford didn’t play Jack Ryan back in Red October, where he could have revived the acting chemistry he shared with Connery in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Now, just as Ben Affleck takes on a reprised Jack Ryan role in Sum of all Fears, Harrison Ford is back — this time in Sean Connery’s type of role as a Soviet submarine commander in K-19: The Widowmaker. His co-star: Liam Neeson, who played a Jedi master in The Phantom Menace, prequel to the movie trilogy where Ford played Han Solo.

All this, just as talk rises up of a new Indiana Jones movie in the works — with a quip by myself quoted regarding Harrison Ford.

I think we can see where this is leading.

Clearly, I am destined to be the next Indiana Jones.

Now where’s my whip?

Mmmm, whip…


  1. Tim says:

    No, no, no! Don’t you understand, you’ll be the loveable but humerous sidekick. Everyone knows that only caucasians can be heros, well, except Jackie Chan and Jet Li. Other than that, its all whities. Sorry Paulo.

  2. Paulo says:

    But I was already the humorous sidekick in Temple of Doom! Remember that annoying little martial arts kid? That was me, fresh out of Taekwondo class.

    (Of course not.) ;D

  3. solace says:

    *LOL* This REALLY cracked me up.

  4. Jesper says:

    Much cracking was being upped by me.

  5. Noelle says:

    Hey Pau! You’re famous! E!Online reads you! Rather strange, though, that they didn’t mention where they got your comment, or even if you wanted to be quoted in the article. Tsk, tsk. How wude! (a la Jar Jar Binks)

  6. Vix says:

    Soon you’ll be saying that you’re the next Jedi…