"What are you, like 80?"
This is what Shia LaBeouf, as Mutt Williams. says to old Indiana Jones in the rollicking fourth installment of the series opening Thursday.
Not 80, but close.
Harrison Ford turns 66 this summer. If he's been using Botox, it didn't take. He looks every bit his age. The movie does spare the age jokes
Which could be good for John McCain.
A mere six years Jones' senior, McCain is also making hay of geezer jokes, which have become a staple of the late-night laugh circuit.
On Saturday Night Live's finale, the Arizona senator cracked: "I ask you, what should we be looking for in our next president? Certainly, someone who is very, very, very old."
At least Steven Spielberg is being an equal-opportunity employer. Though the divine (and relative spring chicken) Cate Blanchett plays a Soviet scientist, Indy's love interest is Karen Allen, the only female character in the previous three installments with a backbone and a decent right hook. Allen is now 56, prehistoric in Hollywood.
The movie, by the way, sports references to Citizen Kane, The Wild One, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and, we kid not, Caddyshack.