Industrial Light & Magic didn't get to completely digitise this one
Fans of Dr Jones were not without scepticism when Indiana Jones' return to the big screen in the form of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was first announced.
With George Lucas on board alongside Steven Spielberg, many feared that Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic team would turn the much-loved Indiana locations, sets and characters into digital mishaps on a scale similar to those found in all three Star Wars prequels.
Fortunately for us, Guy Hendrix Dyas, production designer on Indiana Jones IV, has eased our fears during an interview with io9 in which he states:
"There really wasn't much CGI. We built all the sets... We built all of the [moving stone staircases, converging stone pillars and other pieces] so it was very nice."
Thank goodness for that! Still, those who have seen the trailer (shame on you if you haven't!) will be thinking there's surely more CGI than they'd have us believe.
It isn't so much CGI additions that are a problem, it's more so that certain scenes seem to have been touched up. Colours in particular look a lot more vibrant than you'd expect, and more artificial compared to the dusty Indiana Jones environments that we're used to.
Hell, now we're just trying to be sceptical for scepticism's sake. Truth is, we can't wait for Indy IV, CGI or no CGI.