History Headscratchers / IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull

14th Sep '16 7:08:46 PM costanton11
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*** As for the Grail immortality, the knight said "the Grail cannot pass beyond the Great Seal, for that is the boundry, and the price, of immortality." That suggests that the immortality only works within the temple with its effects ceasing upon crossing the Great Seal, which was the entrance. It was the whole reason why the Grail Knight couldn't leave. When Elsa crossed the Seal with the Grail, the whole place fell apart. Indy and Henry had to cross the Seal in order to escape, so they lost their immortality, hence why Henry later died of old age.
10th Sep '16 2:39:12 PM Sharlee
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*** Except which is more likely: that Indiana Jones can survive being flung a considerable distance inside a refrigerator ''without'' the need for an "extra life", or that Indiana Jones could have made it through ''all of World War II'' without using up a bonus life he'd acquired shortly before his military service?
23rd Apr '16 6:02:25 PM SSJMagus
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*** The "extra life" explanation seems to work best. Honestly I was bothered far more by Henry Sr. dying of old age when the Grail seemingly should've extended his lifespan than by the whole fridge thing.


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* Regarding the whole Area 51 attack, am I the only one who finds the Russians' ability to get in so easily to be much more bothersome than the various scientifically inaccurate scenes in the movie? Seriously, at ''no'' military facility, let alone a top secret one, would the ''entire'' guard post step out to confront an approaching convoy. There should've been at least one guard still inside the post to sound the alarm when the Russians opened fire.


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*** Is a gun that much harder to use? Not specifically. Quite the opposite, guns are much easier to ''learn'' to use effectively than swords. But the skills are also completely unrelated. Mutt is a trained fencer, so if he's never used a gun before it makes perfect sense that he'd be more comfortable wielding a sword.
27th Mar '16 8:55:17 AM mlsmithca
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*** Four people went from Private all the way to full Colonel, Creator/JimmyStewart being one of them, and receiving a field commission was definitely not unheard of, such as AudieMurphy. Plus, he's a PhD, he wasn't going to be sent to enlisted basic, he was obviously put through officer's training.

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*** Four people went from Private all the way to full Colonel, Creator/JimmyStewart being one of them, and receiving a field commission was definitely not unheard of, such as AudieMurphy. Plus, he's a PhD, [=PhD=], he wasn't going to be sent to enlisted basic, he was obviously put through officer's training.
24th Feb '16 5:57:05 AM Kooshmeister
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*** One of the Russians has a length of rope on him when they and Spalko are at the waterfall. Presumably they used that to get down.
27th Oct '15 10:10:23 AM Willbyr
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***** Phone call for you: It's BarefootGen. The author was actually ''very'' close to Ground Zero and he was saved ''by a brick wall''.

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***** Phone call for you: It's BarefootGen.''Manga/BarefootGen''. The author was actually ''very'' close to Ground Zero and he was saved ''by a brick wall''.
28th Aug '15 11:08:04 AM Lightning4119
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**** Or it could be one drink from the Grail gives you one extra "life." Jones Sr. used his to survive the shot from Donovan, Indy used his here. Presumably he'll just live a normal life from now on. Or as normal a life as Indiana Jones can get.
9th Apr '15 8:06:47 PM epicparadox
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* It is nearly impossible that he wouldn't have gotten broken bones from the landing, and horrible burns from watching the mushroom cloud, but the movie does take place over a fairly short period of time. He may have ended up with cancer, who knows.
14th Mar '15 4:17:12 AM kenceo
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** But lead are commonly used for radiation shielding,which is better than other material such as wood.
31st Dec '14 5:51:18 PM drbreakfast
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** It's a sentient object that hails from outside regular time and space. It presumably weighs as much as it currently wants to.



** The Russians bring that corpse with them to South America. We see it briefly at the beginning of Indy's interrogation scene, when Spalko shows Indy that it has a crystal skeleton similar to that of the Akator aliens. She implies that the Roswell crash, and the several similar crashes in the USSR were alien races who were *also* trying to locate the Akator aliens.

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** The Russians bring that corpse with them to South America. We see it briefly at the beginning of Indy's interrogation scene, when Spalko shows Indy that it has a crystal skeleton similar to that of the Akator aliens. She implies that the Roswell crash, and the several similar crashes in the USSR were alien races who were *also* trying to locate the Akator aliens.aliens.
** Every Indy film has a prologue that ultimately just exists to get the real plot in motion. The idol scene in Raiders introduces Indy and Belloq, the nightclub scene in Temple introduces Willie and Shortround and provides the reason the trio gets stranded in India, the flashback in Last Crusade gives Indy some backstory and introduces his father, and the Area 51 scene in Crystal Skull establishes that it's now the 50s and Indy is not a young man anymore, introduces Spalko, and brings the idea of aliens into the Indy universe before diving completely into it when the Skull is revealed.
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