History Headscratchers / IndianaJones

18th Oct '16 9:29:02 AM ritzoreo
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*** The clothing damage and friction burns in ''Raiders'' aren't as problematic because those omissions are usual in the film industry. What makes the fridge so troublesome is the fact that it's the [[{{Asspull}} rather goofball solution]] to the most spectacular scene in ''Crystal Skull''. The raft is almost as silly as well, but it's not what everyone remembers from ''Temple of Doom'' (everyone remembers the heart ripping scene or the bug chamber scene); at worse, with the raft you'd have the carachters dead by impact upon touching ground. The refrigerator should've been ''vaporized'' the moment the A-bomb went off. Not only it didn't but it was the only thing that survived the whole blast, the fact that it was explained by the lead lining thing makes it even more egregious. Short of making the plane land safely, the raft seemed as the only remaining way to save Jones & Co. from the problem. The bomb scene could've been written in such a way that put Indy at a far safer distance upon ignition, but for some reason the creators were bent on putting him in that fridge at any cost. To be fair, Crystal Skull did come out in an era when film mistakes and ass-pulls were more vulnerable to fan over-analysis, so the fridge is much more noticed than the raft in ''Temple of Doom''.

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*** The clothing damage and friction burns in ''Raiders'' aren't as problematic because those omissions are usual in the film industry. What makes the fridge so troublesome is the fact that it's the [[{{Asspull}} rather goofball solution]] to the most spectacular scene in ''Crystal Skull''. The raft is almost as silly as well, but it's not what everyone remembers from ''Temple of Doom'' (everyone remembers the heart ripping scene or the bug chamber scene); at worse, with the raft you'd have the carachters dead by impact upon touching ground. The refrigerator should've been ''vaporized'' the moment the A-bomb went off. Not only it didn't but it was the only thing that survived the whole blast, the fact that it was explained by the lead lining thing makes it even more egregious. Short of making the plane land safely, the raft seemed as the only remaining way to save Jones & Co. from the problem. The bomb scene could've been written in such a way that put Indy at a far safer distance upon ignition, but for some reason the creators were bent on putting him in that fridge at any cost. To be fair, Crystal Skull ''Crystal Skull'' did come out in an era when film mistakes and ass-pulls were more vulnerable to fan over-analysis, so the fridge is much more noticed than the raft in ''Temple of Doom''.



* What's the purpose of Indy's glasses? We see him wearing them while teaching in college or at the dinner scene in ''Temple of Doom'' and he puts them on to translate the Latin text in Donovan's house at the beginning of the ''Last Crusade''. Yet he doesn't seem to need them to read while doing field work during the whole series and he seems to be able to calculate distances. Plus he's not a particularly bad shooter without them, so we can infer he's got no sight problems. We know he's not [[ClarkKenting hiding behind them]] since everyone knows he's an archaeologist and the Nazis could never connect him to their loss of the Ark. We can see that Jones' girl students [[{{Adorkable}} fawn over him]] anyways so we may rule out that he uses glasses to shield himself from girl-lust. Also, he didn't need them at all the dinner scene in ''Temple''. Moreover, he doesn't wear glasses when he's a lot older during the whole ''Crystal Skull'' film. So, why would he use the glasses?

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* What's the purpose of Indy's glasses? We see him wearing them while teaching in college or at the dinner scene in ''Temple of Doom'' and he puts them on to translate the Latin text in Donovan's house at the beginning of the ''Last Crusade''. Yet he doesn't seem to need them to read while doing field work during the whole series and he seems to be able to calculate distances. Plus he's not a particularly bad shooter without them, so we can infer he's got no sight problems. We know he's not [[ClarkKenting hiding behind them]] since everyone knows he's an archaeologist and the Nazis could never connect him to their loss of the Ark. We can see that Jones' girl students [[{{Adorkable}} fawn over him]] anyways so we may rule out that he uses glasses to shield himself from girl-lust. Also, he didn't need to use them at all in the dinner scene in ''Temple''.''Temple'', but he did anyways. Moreover, he doesn't wear glasses when he's a lot older during the whole ''Crystal Skull'' film. So, why would he use the glasses?
18th Oct '16 9:24:34 AM ritzoreo
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*** The clothing damage and friction burns in ''Raiders'' aren't as problematic because those omissions are usual in the film industry. What makes the fridge so troublesome is the fact that it's the [[{{Asspull}} rather goofball solution]] to the most spectacular scene in ''Crystal Skull''. The raft is almost as silly as well, but it's not what everyone remembers from ''Temple of Doom'' (everyone remembers the heart ripping scene or the bug chamber scene); at worse, with the raft you'd have the carachters dead by impact upon touching ground. The refrigerator should've been ''vaporized'' the moment the A-bomb went off. Not only it didn't but it was the only thing that survived the whole blast, the fact that it was explained by the lead lining thing makes it even more egregious. Short of making the plane land safely, the raft seemed as the only remaining way to save Jones & Co. from the problem. The bomb scene could've been written in such a way that put Indy at a far safer distance upon ignition, but for some reason the creators were bent on putting him no that fridge at any cost. To be fair, Crystal Skull did come out in an era when film mistakes and ass-pulls were more vulnerable to fan over-analysis, so the fridge is much more noticed than the raft in ''Temple of Doom''.

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*** The clothing damage and friction burns in ''Raiders'' aren't as problematic because those omissions are usual in the film industry. What makes the fridge so troublesome is the fact that it's the [[{{Asspull}} rather goofball solution]] to the most spectacular scene in ''Crystal Skull''. The raft is almost as silly as well, but it's not what everyone remembers from ''Temple of Doom'' (everyone remembers the heart ripping scene or the bug chamber scene); at worse, with the raft you'd have the carachters dead by impact upon touching ground. The refrigerator should've been ''vaporized'' the moment the A-bomb went off. Not only it didn't but it was the only thing that survived the whole blast, the fact that it was explained by the lead lining thing makes it even more egregious. Short of making the plane land safely, the raft seemed as the only remaining way to save Jones & Co. from the problem. The bomb scene could've been written in such a way that put Indy at a far safer distance upon ignition, but for some reason the creators were bent on putting him no in that fridge at any cost. To be fair, Crystal Skull did come out in an era when film mistakes and ass-pulls were more vulnerable to fan over-analysis, so the fridge is much more noticed than the raft in ''Temple of Doom''.
17th Oct '16 11:37:35 AM ritzoreo
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*** The clothing damage and friction burns in ''Raiders'' aren't as problematic because those omissions are usual in the film industry. What makes the fridge so troublesome is the fact that it's the rather goofball solution to the most spectacular scene in ''Crystal Skull''. The raft is almost as silly as well, but it's not what everyone remembers from ''Temple of Doom'' (everyone remembers the heart ripping scene or the bug chamber scenes); at worse, with the raft you'd have the carachters dead by impact upon touching ground. The refrigerator should've been ''vaporized'' the moment the A-bomb went off. Not only it didn't but it was the only thing that survived the whole blast, the fact that it was explained by the lead lining thing makes it even more egregious. Short of making the plane land safely, the raft seemed as the only remaining way to save Jones & Co. from the problem. The Bomb scene could've been written in such a way that put Indy at a far safer distance upon ignition, but for some reason the creators were bent on putting him no that fridge at any cost. To be fair, Crystal Skull did come out in an era when film mistakes and ass-pulls were more vulnerable to fan over-analysis, so the fridge is much more noticed than the raft in ''Temple of Doom''.

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*** The clothing damage and friction burns in ''Raiders'' aren't as problematic because those omissions are usual in the film industry. What makes the fridge so troublesome is the fact that it's the [[{{Asspull}} rather goofball solution solution]] to the most spectacular scene in ''Crystal Skull''. The raft is almost as silly as well, but it's not what everyone remembers from ''Temple of Doom'' (everyone remembers the heart ripping scene or the bug chamber scenes); scene); at worse, with the raft you'd have the carachters dead by impact upon touching ground. The refrigerator should've been ''vaporized'' the moment the A-bomb went off. Not only it didn't but it was the only thing that survived the whole blast, the fact that it was explained by the lead lining thing makes it even more egregious. Short of making the plane land safely, the raft seemed as the only remaining way to save Jones & Co. from the problem. The Bomb bomb scene could've been written in such a way that put Indy at a far safer distance upon ignition, but for some reason the creators were bent on putting him no that fridge at any cost. To be fair, Crystal Skull did come out in an era when film mistakes and ass-pulls were more vulnerable to fan over-analysis, so the fridge is much more noticed than the raft in ''Temple of Doom''.



* What's the purpose of Indy's glasses? We see him wearing them while teaching in college or at the dinner scene in ''Temple of Doom'' and he puts them on to translate the Latin text in Donovan's house at the beginning of the ''Last Crusade''. Yet he doesn't seem to need them to read while doing field work during the whole series and he seems to be able to calculate distances. Plus he's not a particularly bad shooter without them, so we can infer he's got no sight problems. We know he's not [[ClarkKenting hiding behind them]] since everyone knows he's an archaeologist and the Nazis could never connect him to their loss of the Ark. We can also see that Jones' girl students [[{{Adorkable}} fawn over him]] anyways so we may rule out that he uses glasses to shield himself from girl-lust. Also, tehy were unnecesary for the dinner scene in ''Temple''. Moreover, he doesn't wear glasses when he's a lot older during the whole ''Crystal Skull'' film. So, why would he use the glasses?

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* What's the purpose of Indy's glasses? We see him wearing them while teaching in college or at the dinner scene in ''Temple of Doom'' and he puts them on to translate the Latin text in Donovan's house at the beginning of the ''Last Crusade''. Yet he doesn't seem to need them to read while doing field work during the whole series and he seems to be able to calculate distances. Plus he's not a particularly bad shooter without them, so we can infer he's got no sight problems. We know he's not [[ClarkKenting hiding behind them]] since everyone knows he's an archaeologist and the Nazis could never connect him to their loss of the Ark. We can also see that Jones' girl students [[{{Adorkable}} fawn over him]] anyways so we may rule out that he uses glasses to shield himself from girl-lust. Also, tehy were unnecesary for he didn't need them at all the dinner scene in ''Temple''. Moreover, he doesn't wear glasses when he's a lot older during the whole ''Crystal Skull'' film. So, why would he use the glasses?
17th Oct '16 11:30:44 AM ritzoreo
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*** The clothing damage and friction burns in ''Raiders'' aren't as problematic because those omissions are usual in the film industry. What makes the fridge so problematic is the fact that it's the rather goofball solution to the most spectacular scene in ''Crystal Skull''. The raft is almost as silly as well, but at worse, you'd have the carachters dead by impact upon touching ground. The refrigerator should've been vaporized the moment the A-bomb went off. Not only it didn't but it was the only thing that survived the whole blast, the fact that it was explained by the lead lining thing makes it even more egregious. To be fair, Crystal Skull did come out in an era when film mistakes and ass-pulls were more vulnerable to fan over-analysis, so the fridge is much more noticed than the raft in ''Temple of Doom''.

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*** The clothing damage and friction burns in ''Raiders'' aren't as problematic because those omissions are usual in the film industry. What makes the fridge so problematic troublesome is the fact that it's the rather goofball solution to the most spectacular scene in ''Crystal Skull''. The raft is almost as silly as well, but it's not what everyone remembers from ''Temple of Doom'' (everyone remembers the heart ripping scene or the bug chamber scenes); at worse, with the raft you'd have the carachters dead by impact upon touching ground. The refrigerator should've been vaporized ''vaporized'' the moment the A-bomb went off. Not only it didn't but it was the only thing that survived the whole blast, the fact that it was explained by the lead lining thing makes it even more egregious. Short of making the plane land safely, the raft seemed as the only remaining way to save Jones & Co. from the problem. The Bomb scene could've been written in such a way that put Indy at a far safer distance upon ignition, but for some reason the creators were bent on putting him no that fridge at any cost. To be fair, Crystal Skull did come out in an era when film mistakes and ass-pulls were more vulnerable to fan over-analysis, so the fridge is much more noticed than the raft in ''Temple of Doom''.



* What's the purpose of Indy's glasses while teaching in college or at the dinner scene in ''Temple of Doom''? While he does put them on to translate the Latin text in Donovan's house at the beginning of the ''Last Crusade'', he doesn't seem to need them to read while doing field work during the whole series and he seems to be able to calculate distances. Plus he's not a particularly bad shooter without them, so we can infer he's got no sight problems. We know he's not [[ClarkKenting hiding behind them]] since everyone knows he's an archaeologist and the Nazis could never connect him to their loss of the Ark. We can also see that Jones' girl students fawn over him anyways so we may rule out that he uses glasses to shield himself from girl-lust. Moreover, he doesn't wear glasses when he's a lot older during the whole ''Crystal Skull'' film. So, why would he use the glasses?

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* What's the purpose of Indy's glasses glasses? We see him wearing them while teaching in college or at the dinner scene in ''Temple of Doom''? While he does put Doom'' and he puts them on to translate the Latin text in Donovan's house at the beginning of the ''Last Crusade'', Crusade''. Yet he doesn't seem to need them to read while doing field work during the whole series and he seems to be able to calculate distances. Plus he's not a particularly bad shooter without them, so we can infer he's got no sight problems. We know he's not [[ClarkKenting hiding behind them]] since everyone knows he's an archaeologist and the Nazis could never connect him to their loss of the Ark. We can also see that Jones' girl students [[{{Adorkable}} fawn over him him]] anyways so we may rule out that he uses glasses to shield himself from girl-lust.girl-lust. Also, tehy were unnecesary for the dinner scene in ''Temple''. Moreover, he doesn't wear glasses when he's a lot older during the whole ''Crystal Skull'' film. So, why would he use the glasses?
13th Oct '16 10:39:29 AM ritzoreo
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*** The clothing damage and friction burns in ''Raiders'' aren't as problematic because those omissions are usual in the film industry.
What makes the fridge so problematic is the fact that it's the rather goofball solution to the most spectacular scene in ''Crystal Skull''. The raft is almost as silly as well, but at worse, you'd have the carachters dead by impact upon touching ground. The refrigerator should've been vaporized the moment the A-bomb went off. Not only it didn't but it was the only thing that survived the whole blast, the fact that it was explained by the lead lining thing makes it even more egregious. To be fair, Crystal Skull did come out in an era when film mistakes and ass-pulls were more vulnerable to fan over-analysis, so the fridge is much more noticed than the raft in ''Temple of Doom''.

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*** The clothing damage and friction burns in ''Raiders'' aren't as problematic because those omissions are usual in the film industry.
industry. What makes the fridge so problematic is the fact that it's the rather goofball solution to the most spectacular scene in ''Crystal Skull''. The raft is almost as silly as well, but at worse, you'd have the carachters dead by impact upon touching ground. The refrigerator should've been vaporized the moment the A-bomb went off. Not only it didn't but it was the only thing that survived the whole blast, the fact that it was explained by the lead lining thing makes it even more egregious. To be fair, Crystal Skull did come out in an era when film mistakes and ass-pulls were more vulnerable to fan over-analysis, so the fridge is much more noticed than the raft in ''Temple of Doom''.
13th Oct '16 10:38:28 AM ritzoreo
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*** The clothing damage and friction burns in ''Raiders'' aren't as problematic because those omissions are usual in the film industry.
What makes the fridge so problematic is the fact that it's the rather goofball solution to the most spectacular scene in ''Crystal Skull''. The raft is almost as silly as well, but at worse, you'd have the carachters dead by impact upon touching ground. The refrigerator should've been vaporized the moment the A-bomb went off. Not only it didn't but it was the only thing that survived the whole blast, the fact that it was explained by the lead lining thing makes it even more egregious. To be fair, Crystal Skull did come out in an era when film mistakes and ass-pulls were more vulnerable to fan over-analysis, so the fridge is much more noticed than the raft in ''Temple of Doom''.



* What's the purpose of Indy's glasses while teaching in college or at the dinner scene in Temple of Doom? While he does put them on to translate the Latin text in Donovan's house at the beginning of the Last Crusade, he doesn't seem to need them to read while doing field work during the whole series and he seems to be able to calculate distances. Plus he's not a particularly bad shooter without them, so we can infer he's got no sight problems. We know he's not [[ClarkKenting hiding behind them]] since everyone knows he's an archaeologist and the Nazis could never connect him to their loss of the Ark. We can also see that Jones' girl students fawn over him anyways so we may rule out that he uses glasses to shield himself from girl-lust. Moreover, he doesn't wear glasses when he's a lot older during the whole Crystal Skull film. So, why would he use the glasses?

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* What's the purpose of Indy's glasses while teaching in college or at the dinner scene in Temple ''Temple of Doom? Doom''? While he does put them on to translate the Latin text in Donovan's house at the beginning of the Last Crusade, ''Last Crusade'', he doesn't seem to need them to read while doing field work during the whole series and he seems to be able to calculate distances. Plus he's not a particularly bad shooter without them, so we can infer he's got no sight problems. We know he's not [[ClarkKenting hiding behind them]] since everyone knows he's an archaeologist and the Nazis could never connect him to their loss of the Ark. We can also see that Jones' girl students fawn over him anyways so we may rule out that he uses glasses to shield himself from girl-lust. Moreover, he doesn't wear glasses when he's a lot older during the whole Crystal Skull ''Crystal Skull'' film. So, why would he use the glasses?
18th Sep '16 6:40:57 AM Sharlee
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** They could just be reading glasses that he doesn't strictly ''need'', but makes reading easier for him. Remember that he did take a blast of steam right in the eye during WWI, so that may be catching up with him. In ''Crystal Skull'' he ''does'' misjudge the distance of his swing.

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** They could just be reading glasses that he doesn't strictly ''need'', but makes reading easier for him. Remember that he did take a blast of steam right in the eye during WWI, so that may be catching up with him. In ''Crystal Skull'' he ''does'' misjudge the distance of his swing.swing.
** If he's farsighted, not having his glasses wouldn't impede his ability to judge distances. Most of the writing we see him read in the field is in the form of inscriptions on walls or artifacts, which probably use a larger font and/or can be seen from a sufficient distance that he doesn't need his glasses; it's the much smaller print in ''modern'' books that his spectacles help with.
12th Aug '16 6:24:27 PM SirSapphire
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** Maybe they are just his BrainySpecs to make him seem more distinguished, respectable and Professor-like? A bit of staid respectability seldom hurts an academic career.

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** Maybe they are just his BrainySpecs to make him seem more distinguished, respectable and Professor-like? A bit of staid respectability seldom hurts an academic career.career.
** They could just be reading glasses that he doesn't strictly ''need'', but makes reading easier for him. Remember that he did take a blast of steam right in the eye during WWI, so that may be catching up with him. In ''Crystal Skull'' he ''does'' misjudge the distance of his swing.
12th Aug '16 6:11:49 PM SirSapphire
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*** Which is another good reason to carry one in the jungle, as it can also scare the shit out of animals.
15th May '16 2:10:28 PM CrypticMirror
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* What's the purpose of Indy's glasses while teaching in college or at the dinner scene in Temple of Doom? While he does put them on to translate the Latin text in Donovan's house at the beginning of the Last Crusade, he doesn't seem to need them to read while doing field work during the whole series and he seems to be able to calculate distances. Plus he's not a particularly bad shooter without them, so we can infer he's got no sight problems. We know he's not [[ClarkKenting hiding behind them]] since everyone knows he's an archaeologist and the Nazis could never connect him to their loss of the Ark. We can also see that Jones' girl students fawn over him anyways so we may rule out that he uses glasses to shield himself from girl-lust. Moreover, he doesn't wear glasses when he's a lot older during the whole Crystal Skull film. So, why would he use the glasses?

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* What's the purpose of Indy's glasses while teaching in college or at the dinner scene in Temple of Doom? While he does put them on to translate the Latin text in Donovan's house at the beginning of the Last Crusade, he doesn't seem to need them to read while doing field work during the whole series and he seems to be able to calculate distances. Plus he's not a particularly bad shooter without them, so we can infer he's got no sight problems. We know he's not [[ClarkKenting hiding behind them]] since everyone knows he's an archaeologist and the Nazis could never connect him to their loss of the Ark. We can also see that Jones' girl students fawn over him anyways so we may rule out that he uses glasses to shield himself from girl-lust. Moreover, he doesn't wear glasses when he's a lot older during the whole Crystal Skull film. So, why would he use the glasses?glasses?
** Maybe they are just his BrainySpecs to make him seem more distinguished, respectable and Professor-like? A bit of staid respectability seldom hurts an academic career.
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