History Film / IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull

25th Sep '17 1:01:54 PM DustSnitch
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* BusCrash: It's stated that [[spoiler:Henry Jones Sr.]] passed away sometime between ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' and ''Crystal Skull''. This is because [[spoiler:Creator/SeanConnery]] was offered a cameo role, but didn't want to come out of retirement. The same scene reveals Marcus Brody died shortly afterward, because Denholm Elliot had died shortly after making the third film.

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* BusCrash: It's stated that [[spoiler:Henry Henry Jones Sr.]] Sr. passed away sometime between ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' and ''Crystal Skull''. This is because [[spoiler:Creator/SeanConnery]] Creator/SeanConnery was offered a cameo role, but didn't want to come out of retirement. The same scene reveals Marcus Brody died shortly afterward, because Denholm Elliot had died shortly after making the third film.



** He's an ''archaeology'' professor. Consider that the technique of carbon dating only debuted ''eight'' years before the events of the film and use of geophysics for archaeological surveys are only just getting off the ground in the United Kingdom, Indy has barely needed to study physics for most of his career.
12th Jun '17 12:21:29 PM DarcyFoster
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** The map showing the journey to Peru shows a country called Belize - it was British Honduras until 1973.
8th Jun '17 10:08:56 PM AbsoluteSword
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** The derided "Kung Fu [[{{Mayincatec}} Aztecs]]" guarding the Andean graveyard. Pre-hispanic Andeans had a martial art called ''Rumi Maki'' ("Stone Hand").

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** The derided "Kung Fu [[{{Mayincatec}} Aztecs]]" guarding the Andean graveyard. Pre-hispanic Andeans had did actually practice a native martial art called ''Rumi Maki'' ("Stone Hand").Hand"), complete with a grading system of skill and focuses on combinations of hand strikes supplemented by rapid kicks, just as portrayed in the film.
8th Jun '17 10:03:01 PM AbsoluteSword
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%%** The derided "Kung Fu [[{{Mayincatec}} Aztecs]]" guarding the Andean graveyard. Pre-hispanic Andeans had a martial art called ''Rumi Maki'' ("Stone Hand").

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%%** ** The derided "Kung Fu [[{{Mayincatec}} Aztecs]]" guarding the Andean graveyard. Pre-hispanic Andeans had a martial art called ''Rumi Maki'' ("Stone Hand").
15th Mar '17 11:39:20 AM FordPrefect
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However, the FBI accuse Indy of being a collaborator with the Russians, and he is even forced from his long-term teaching career due to the allegations. However, Indy quickly meets a leather-jacket wearing young man named "Mutt" Williams (Shia [=LeBeouf=]), who convinces Jones to go with him to South America and help him find an old friend.

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However, the FBI accuse Indy of being a collaborator with the Russians, and he is even forced from out of his long-term teaching career due to the allegations. However, Indy quickly meets a leather-jacket wearing young man named "Mutt" Williams (Shia [=LeBeouf=]), who convinces Jones to go with him to South America and help him find an old friend.



** This also is shown in the rampant paranoia of the time, with the two FBI agents who question Indy insinuating that he's a communist sympathizer and traitor, even though it's also pointed out that he's both a War Hero and one of the most highly decorated people in the entire country.

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** This is also is shown in the rampant paranoia of the time, with the two FBI agents who question Indy insinuating that he's a communist sympathizer and traitor, even though it's also pointed out that he's both a War Hero and one of the most highly decorated people in the entire country.
25th Feb '17 11:52:21 PM TheRoguePenguin
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--> '''Indy:''' Rat Snakes aren't that big.
--> '''Mutt:''' This one is, alright?

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--> '''Indy:''' Rat Snakes aren't that big.
-->
big.\\
'''Mutt:''' This one is, alright?



* [[ArtisticLicensePhysics Artistic License- Physics]]: No, not [[ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics nuclear physics]] for the infamous fridge. Explosions are funny things where even a little cover can make a huge difference, though an explosion that destroys everything else may or may not leave a refrigerator intact--those old ones ''are'' amazingly tough. Nor is radiation an automatic death sentence -- it can take days to succumb to radiation poisoning after exposure to a lethal dose, and the exposure can be mitigated if you get decontaminated fairly soon (hence Indy being stripped naked and scrubbed down), depending on the type of radiation you've been exposed to. However, hurling a man in a metal box into the air several hundred yards [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou is problematic for entirely different but more mundane reasons.]]

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* [[ArtisticLicensePhysics Artistic License- Physics]]: ArtisticLicensePhysics: No, not [[ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics nuclear physics]] for the infamous fridge. Explosions are funny things where even a little cover can make a huge difference, though an explosion that destroys everything else may or may not leave a refrigerator intact--those old ones ''are'' amazingly tough. Nor is radiation an automatic death sentence -- it can take days to succumb to radiation poisoning after exposure to a lethal dose, and the exposure can be mitigated if you get decontaminated fairly soon (hence Indy being stripped naked and scrubbed down), depending on the type of radiation you've been exposed to. However, hurling a man in a metal box into the air several hundred yards [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou is problematic for entirely different but more mundane reasons.]]



-->'''Indy:''' What, are you some kind of triple agent?!
-->'''[[spoiler:Mac]]:''' [[DistinctionWithoutADifference Nah, I just lied about being a double]].

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-->'''Indy:''' What, are you some kind of triple agent?!
-->'''[[spoiler:Mac]]:'''
agent?!\\
'''[[spoiler:Mac]]:'''
[[DistinctionWithoutADifference Nah, I just lied about being a double]].



-->'''Dovchenko:''' You recognize building, yes?
-->'''Indy:''' ''(deadpan)'' Drop dead.
-->''(Dovchenko strikes Indy)''
-->'''Indy:''' [[SarcasmMode I'm sorry, I meant "Drop dead,]] ''[[SarcasmMode comrade]]''."

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-->'''Dovchenko:''' You recognize building, yes?
-->'''Indy:'''
yes?\\
'''Indy:'''
''(deadpan)'' Drop dead.
-->''(Dovchenko
dead.\\
''(Dovchenko
strikes Indy)''
-->'''Indy:'''
Indy)''\\
'''Indy:'''
[[SarcasmMode I'm sorry, I meant "Drop dead,]] ''[[SarcasmMode comrade]]''."



-->'''Mutt''': What's he gonna do now?
-->'''Marion''': I don't think he plans that far ahead.

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-->'''Mutt''': What's he gonna do now?
-->'''Marion''':
now?\\
'''Marion''':
I don't think he plans that far ahead.



-->'''Spalko''': No [[DefiantToTheEnd defiant last words]], Dr Jones?
-->'''Indy''': I like Ike.
-->'''Dovchenko''': Put down gun.

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-->'''Spalko''': No [[DefiantToTheEnd defiant last words]], Dr Jones?
-->'''Indy''':
Jones?\\
'''Indy''':
I like Ike.
-->'''Dovchenko''':
Ike.\\
'''Dovchenko''':
Put down gun.



-->'''Indy:''' Where did they go ? Space ?
-->'''Oxley:''' Not into space, into the space between spaces.[[note]] [[Film/{{Inception}} A space ''within'' the space]] [[/note]]

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-->'''Indy:''' Where did they go ? Space ?
-->'''Oxley:'''
go? Space?\\
'''Oxley:'''
Not into space, into the space between spaces.[[note]] [[Film/{{Inception}} A space ''within'' the space]] [[/note]]



* RealityEnsues: The first clue that the Crystal Skull is no ordinary magnet is Mutt's reminder that gold wouldn't stick to one.
** This could also explain the way the gunpowder finds its way to the skull in the opening sequence, with Indy not applying shoddy Hollywood science but exploiting the unique property he knew about from his work with the skull.

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* RealityEnsues: The first clue that the Crystal Skull is no ordinary magnet is Mutt's reminder that gold wouldn't stick to one.
**
one. This could also explain the way the gunpowder finds its way to the skull in the opening sequence, with Indy not applying shoddy Hollywood science but exploiting the unique property he knew about from his work with the skull.



* TemptingFate: When Indy and Marion get caught in the dry sand pit, he assures her it will be find so long as there isn't an air pocket. He doesn't even get to finish that thought before one bursts from them disturbing the sand, causing them to sink faster. Then a second one goes off.



* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: When the only rescue line Mutt can find is a huge rat snake. Just because it's not poisonous is not enough for Indy.

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: When Indy and Marion are trapped in a dry sand pit, the only rescue line Mutt can find is a huge rat snake. Just because it's not poisonous Indy is not enough for Indy.reluctant to be rescued as such, eventually demanding they call it a rope to get him to grab it.
17th Jan '17 1:06:20 PM Gosicrystal
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* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent: [[spoiler: Mac. He betrays Indy in the beginning, "explains" it partway through by claiming to be a CIA double-agent, then betrays him ''again'' at the end.]] Indy [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this
-->'''Indy''': What, are you some kind of triple agent?!
-->'''[[spoiler: Mac]]''': [[NoExceptYes Nah, I just lied about being a double]].
* TheDragon: Antonin Dovchenko.

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* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent: [[spoiler: Mac.[[spoiler:Mac. He betrays Indy in the beginning, "explains" it partway through by claiming to be a CIA double-agent, then betrays him ''again'' at the end.]] Indy [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this
-->'''Indy''':
this:
-->'''Indy:'''
What, are you some kind of triple agent?!
-->'''[[spoiler: Mac]]''': [[NoExceptYes -->'''[[spoiler:Mac]]:''' [[DistinctionWithoutADifference Nah, I just lied about being a double]].
* %%* TheDragon: Antonin Dovchenko.



* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler: The Aliens.]]

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* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Aliens.]]



-->'''Indy:''' (deadpan) Drop dead.
-->(Dovchenko strikes Indy)

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-->'''Indy:''' (deadpan) ''(deadpan)'' Drop dead.
-->(Dovchenko -->''(Dovchenko strikes Indy)Indy)''
7th Nov '16 5:15:44 AM axle-k89
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* BigWhat: Indy to Dean Stanforth when he's told he has to take a leave of absence. It's loud enough for his students to hear it through the classroom door.



** 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''.]]



* OutrunTheFireball: {{Subverted|Trope}} -- the bad guys try this, and get [[spoiler:nuked.]]

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* OutrunTheFireball: {{Subverted|Trope}} -- the a car of bad guys try this, and get [[spoiler:nuked.]]
30th Oct '16 4:03:09 PM VicGeorge2011
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* DeathByMaterialism: [[spoiler:Mac]], whose need to get as much gold and jewellery as possible during the temple collapse leads to him being unable to run as quickly when the ground starts collapsing.

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* DeathByMaterialism: [[spoiler:Mac]], whose need to get as much gold and jewellery jewelry as possible during the temple collapse leads to him being unable to run as quickly when the ground starts collapsing.



* LukeYouAreMyFather: [[spoiler:Mutt]]. Oddly enough, early promotional materials claimed that the film would feature [[spoiler:Indiana Jones and son on an adventure]]. This was retconned into [[spoiler:Mutt being a young friend just so they could try and surprise audiences during the film]].

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* LukeYouAreMyFather: [[spoiler:Mutt]]. Oddly enough, early promotional materials claimed that the film would feature [[spoiler:Indiana Jones and son on an adventure]]. This was retconned into [[spoiler:Mutt being a young friend just so they could try and to surprise audiences during the film]].
21st Oct '16 2:33:12 PM PF_Fan
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''Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'' is set 19 years after the [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade previous installment]], during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, and begins with Indiana and his colleague, George 'Mac' [=McHale=] (Ray Winstone) being captured by Russian soldiers seeking a powerful artifact that the U.S. government is holding. Although the Russians, led by Irina Spalko (CateBlanchett) obtain the artifact (a CrystalSkull of unknown origin), Indy manages to escape after a harrowing experience at a nuclear testing site in Nevada.

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''Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'' is set 19 years after the [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade previous installment]], during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, and begins with Indiana and his colleague, George 'Mac' [=McHale=] (Ray Winstone) being captured by Russian soldiers seeking a powerful artifact that the U.S. government is holding. Although the Russians, led by Irina Spalko (CateBlanchett) (Creator/CateBlanchett) obtain the artifact (a CrystalSkull of unknown origin), Indy manages to escape after a harrowing experience at a nuclear testing site in Nevada.
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