Director James Mangold pushed back the negative reviews for Indiana Jones and the Wheel of Fate.
The film, the fifth installment in the popular adventure series starring Harrison Ford, hits theaters next week.
destiny dial premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, where it received mixed reviews from critics.
Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes indicates that the film currently has a 62% “Fresh” rating, meaning less than two-thirds of recognized critics give the film a positive review.
Talking to DiversityMangold, whose previous films include the Oscar-winning biopic Johnny Cash line walk and the X-Men side story Logan (2017), suggesting that he isn’t bothered by the silent reception of his latest film.
“When you’re in franchise land, it’s hard for critical thinkers [journalists] to ignore what I’m sure their editors want, which is this business lens, ‘How does it compare to the others?’” Mangold stated.
“I always thought if I was second or third in one of the greatest movies of all time, I would be fine. I mean, it all evaporates after that. Either the movie will survive or it won’t.”
In a three-star rating for independenceGeoffrey Macnab wrote: “Ford is often in reliable form in Fate dial but the film itself is sprawling and very uneven.
“The film includes a series of chases and fights linked by ever more unlikely circumstances. The action is often very creatively choreographed. James Mangold, who has taken over directing duties from Steven Spielberg, sets a dizzying pace. A brave early episode involves Indiana riding a cop’s horse down the subway with his villains in hot pursuit.
The original Indiana Jones movie, Raiders of the Lost Arkdirected by Steven Spielberg and released in 1981. It spawned three previous sequels destiny dial: 1984 Temple of Doom1989 the last crusadeand 2008 Kingdom of Crystal Skull.
Like Ford, destiny dial saw two other actors reprise past roles from the franchise: Karen Allen and John-Rhys Davis. New cast included vermin stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Mads Mikkelsen.
Indiana Jones and the Wheel of Fate was released in UK cinemas on June 28.