History Film / IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull

7th Jan '18 10:04:14 AM nombretomado
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''Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'' was finally put into production after having various ideas floated around [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell in the 1990's]]. The film took inspiration from the pulp science fiction stories of the 1950's, and was set during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. The film also featured a score by JohnWilliams and creature effects by Creator/StanWinston (in one of his last projects).

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''Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'' was finally put into production after having various ideas floated around [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell in the 1990's]]. The film took inspiration from the pulp science fiction stories of the 1950's, and was set during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. The film also featured a score by JohnWilliams Music/JohnWilliams and creature effects by Creator/StanWinston (in one of his last projects).
21st Dec '17 4:31:12 PM ritzoreo
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*** In 1957 NikitaKhrushchev was Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party and Nikolai Bulganin was Chairman of the Council of the USSR, making them the Bigger Bads.
19th Dec '17 3:51:56 AM axle-k89
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* TheFifties

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* TheFiftiesExactWords: Dovchenjo tells Indy to put his gun down in the warehouse. Indy drops it, causing it to go off and hit Dovchenko in the foot when it hits the ground.
* TheFifties: The film is set in 1957.
19th Dec '17 3:49:07 AM axle-k89
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* BadassBiker: Mutt. He's introduced on his bike and uses it during the escape from the MaltShop. When he and Indy are captured at the cemetery, he's not happy that his bike is left behind.



* BiggerBad: Spalko works for the Soviet Government, making Joseph Stalin the bigger bad.

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* BiggerBad: Spalko works for the Soviet Government, making Joseph Stalin the bigger bad. Although Stalin died in 1953 and the film is set in 1957.
* BigShutUp: Dovchenko to Indy and Marion during their argument in the back of the truck, saying, "Oh, for love of God! Shut the hell up!" They keep arguing, so Dovchenko gags Marion. This doesn't stop her, either.



* BrilliantButLazy: Mutt. He can speak Spanish, learned fencing, and loves reading, but dropped out of school because he thought much of it was a waste of time, choosing to fix motorcycles for a living. Marion was not happy with Mutt's decision. [[spoiler:Neither was Indy, after learning Mutt was his son.]]



** Indy tells Spalko to BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor, as she might just get it. She responds, "I usually do." [[spoiler:At the end, she asks the aliens to tell her everything they know. She gets it, the information proves too much for her, and ends up killing her.]]



* GroinAttack: Mutt gets several of these from numerous plants during his duel with Spalko, while he's standing with one leg on each jeep (one on his, one on hers).



* JustInTime: In the nuclear test site, Indy has less than twenty seconds to find cover before detonation after being left there by the Russians looking for him. He manages to climb into the fridge and gets the door closed as the timer reaches zero.



* LetsGetOutOfHere: A carload of Russians looking for Indy in the nuclear test site do this with less than a minute before the bomb goes off. [[spoiler:It doesn't do them much good, as while they escape the site, the blast catches up to them and takes them out.]]
** [[spoiler:Indy, Marion, Mutt, Oxley and Mac when the skull is returned and the portal opens up above their heads. When Oxley tells them what it is, Indy says, "I don't think we want to go that way," and they promptly get the hell out of there.]]



** Then again..."BIG DAMN ANTS!"

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** Then again..."BIG "[[OhCrap BIG DAMN ANTS!"ANTS!]]"



* MeaninglessMeaningfulWords: By the end, Oxley delivers a gem that is still [[ArtisticLicenseAstronomy tormenting the astronomists]] as of today :

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* MeaninglessMeaningfulWords: By the end, Oxley delivers a gem that is still [[ArtisticLicenseAstronomy tormenting the astronomists]] as of today :today:



* OhCrap: The whole group of heroes when the truck they're driving goes over a waterfall. Then it happens ''again'' as they realize it's not just one, but '''three''' sequential waterfalls.
** During Indy's escape from the warehouse, [[spoiler:Mac]] gets one when he realises the car he's in is on a collision course with Indy's, and is going to crash.

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* OhCrap: The whole group of heroes when the truck they're driving goes over a waterfall. Then it happens ''again'' as they realize it's not just one, but '''three''' sequential waterfalls.
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** During Indy's escape from the warehouse, [[spoiler:Mac]] gets one when he realises the car he's in is on a collision course with Indy's, and is going to crash.crash head-on into it.



** Said Russians also get one when the air raid siren goes off. All three dash back to their car and scram, leading to the above example.
** Indy gets two in succession at the end of the chase scene through the forest. The first is when he sees the jeep he and the others are in is about to crash, and then again when the siafu ants appear.
** The whole group of heroes when the truck they're driving goes over a waterfall. Then it happens ''again'' as they realize it's not just one, but '''three''' sequential waterfalls.



* RuleOfThree: "Three times it drops." As in three waterfalls, one after the other, which the protagonists go over one by one.
** Also the gag of Mutt brushing his hair, which happens three times. Once he even does it with Spalko's sword at his throat.



* YourSonAllAlong: The film has Indy finding out that Mutt is his son.

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* YoureNotMyFather: [[spoiler: Mutt towards Indy after first discovering Indy is his real father. He believed his real father was Colin Williams, his stepfather, only for Marion to reveal that she and Colin started dating when Mutt was three months old.]]
* YourSonAllAlong: The [[spoiler:The film has Indy finding out that Mutt is his son. son.]]
11th Dec '17 12:05:48 PM DustSnitch
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* BadassGrandpa: Indy's age doesn't slow him down at all.
11th Dec '17 3:53:51 AM axle-k89
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** Indy gets one when a carload of Russians looking for him [[spoiler:in the nuclear test site]] drive off without him, [[spoiler:leaving him stranded in the middle of a nuclear test site ''with less then twenty seconds to go before detonation''.]]

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** Indy gets one when a carload of Russians looking for him [[spoiler:in the nuclear test site]] drive off without him, [[spoiler:leaving him stranded in the middle of a nuclear test site ''with less then than twenty seconds to go before detonation''.]]
27th Oct '17 9:11:03 PM SSJMagus
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** The crystal skull and the story about returning all 13 of them to some place for... something. They even mention Mitchell-Hedges. What they don't mention is that the three known skulls are now proven hoaxes, as is the story of the 13 skulls.

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** The crystal skull and the story about returning all 13 of them to some place for... something. They even mention Mitchell-Hedges. What they don't mention is that the three known skulls are now proven hoaxes, as is the story of the 13 skulls. Though the first examination to prove this happened in 1967, a decade after the film's setting.



** Of course, he might have just been messing with his captors. Being uncooperative with the enemy seems to be a speciality of his. Or he knows this sort of thing is real but also knows that a lot of stories like that really are just stories.

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** Of course, he might have just been messing with his captors. Being uncooperative with the enemy seems to be a speciality specialty of his. Or he knows this sort of thing is real but also knows that a lot of stories like that really are just stories. Just because ''some'' supernatural tales are real in the Indyverse doesn't mean ''all'' of them are.



** The map showing the journey to Peru shows a country called Belize - it was British Honduras until 1973.

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** The map showing the journey to Peru shows a country called Belize - it was British Honduras until 1973. While the name "Belize" ''does'' date to at least the 17th century (it comes from the Belize River), any 1957-vintage map would've used the then-official name British Honduras.
17th Oct '17 7:46:16 PM Malady
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** "[[CateBlanchett You vill]]. [[LargeHam Help us]]. [[FakeRussian Find it]]."

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** "[[CateBlanchett "[[Creator/CateBlanchett You vill]]. [[LargeHam Help us]]. [[FakeRussian Find it]]."
12th Oct '17 11:43:05 AM Emperor_Oshron
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* MisplacedWildlife: The ants are recognized by Indy as "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siafu Siafu]]", who live across the Atlantic in Africa. The Brazilian dub\subtitles fixes with a similarly named one that does live in the Amazon, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atta_(genus) "Saúva"]], even if that opens another ArtisticLicense given those ants are leafcutters.

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* MisplacedWildlife: The ants are recognized by Indy as "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siafu Siafu]]", who live across the Atlantic in Africa. The Brazilian dub\subtitles fixes with a similarly named one that does live in the Amazon, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atta_(genus) "Saúva"]], even if that opens another ArtisticLicense given those ants are leafcutters. To be fair, Indy might just be stating their assumed danger based on an ant he's more familiar with rather than saying that these ''are'' an African species that somehow ended up in South America.
7th Oct '17 6:56:30 AM HissingRooster
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** According to a ''Website/{{Cracked}}'', [[http://www.cracked.com/article_21752_7-things-you-learn-surviving-atomic-
blast_p2.html interview ]] with a Hiroshima survivor, said interviewee's granpa survived the blast by hiding in a freezer, albeit under slightly different circumstances.

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** According to a ''Website/{{Cracked}}'', [[http://www.cracked.com/article_21752_7-things-you-learn-surviving-atomic-
blast_p2.
com/article_21752_7-things-you-learn-surviving-atomic-blast_p2.html interview ]] with a Hiroshima survivor, said interviewee's granpa survived the blast by hiding in a freezer, albeit under slightly different circumstances.
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