* Wow, nice dance number there, but if it took place in a massive auditorium behind the club's stage, and there was no way to televise it back in 1935, who in the club was even able to ''watch'' the performance?
** It might be Willie's ImagineSpot. This is actually suggested in James Kahn's novelization.
** Or just a joke (at the fourth wall's expense) about how they used to shoot extra material (or use recycled material from earlier films) and splice it into movies to make them longer. The obvious break and different quality in video would play into that sort of meta-humor. Remember that these films are send-ups of old pulp serials.
** Or a more mundane explanation, there's a movie screen in there and they basically cut to a much bigger pre-filmed dance number that was being projected on the screen.
*** In colour in 1935?


* It took me a while to realize that the reason Indy didn't have his gun when he tried to shoot those two {{Mooks}} near the end was because [[ChekhovsGun Willie threw his gun out of the car at the beginning of the film]].
** ''Temple of Doom'' is also a prequel to ''Raiders Of The Lost Ark'', which means that Indy being confronted by TWO swordsmen takes place before the famous incident in the marketplace. Indy's gun could've come in handy several points through Temple, and thus it's his first choice in Raiders when a sword-bearing enemy comes across him.
** It's also why he appears to carry two guns in ''Raiders.''
*** Seems like more of a CallForward than anything, really.

* Another is ripping out a beating heart. It's all about perspective. When we see it done the first time, it's from the followers' viewpoint, who believe the victim's heart is being ripped out. When we see it tried again, it's from Willie and Indy's perspective, who realise the whole thing is a sham, and don't fall for the trick.
** [[FridgeLogic Actually,]] Mola Ram really was pulling out their hearts, it's just that [[WeakSauceWeakness Willie was covering her heart with her hand]], and Indy was [[BadAss strong enough to push Mola's hand away]]. [[ArbitrarySkepticism Plus,]] this is in a movie that has [[BrainWashedAndCrazy brainwashing juice]], [[VoodooDoll voodoo dolls that actually work]], [[SwirlyEnergyThingy and a swirling vortex leading straight to Hell!]]
*** Except Willie's hands were tied above her head, and didn't cover her heart. For that matter, [[HeartInTheWrongPlace the heart isn't on the left, it's in the centre of the chest]] -- more indication it's all sham, and only works with brainwashed followers.
*** Not to mention the fact that your argument is built on the assumption that any supernatural element in the story means that anything which could be supernatural is. Point in fact, if the heart-ripping really is the result of the power of suggestion(as I am inclined to believe), it makes the actual power of the Stones more spectacular and goes further to explain why the Thugees would want them, i.e. so they no longer have to pretend to have magic powers.
** Plus, all the followers were drugged with hallucinagenics so they would believe whatever Mola Ram wanted them to believe.

* When the Title of the film appears, [[MsFanservice Willie]] is blocking it with her [[ItsAllAboutMe grandiose pose.]] This tells you [[TheLoad pretty much everything you need to know about how she will contribute during the film.]]

* The ArtisticLicense regarding Kali worship makes more sense when you consider that Mola Ram is blaspheming Hinduism in universe.


* This movie chronologically takes place before Raiders of the Lost Ark. Where happened to Short Round, Indy's KID sidekick, in between the two adventures?
** WordOfGod is that he went to boarding school and became an archaeologist.
* You have to wonder how many of the other Thugee cultists were just innocent guys being mind controlled like Indy was.
** Doubly so when you consider that the shooting script and the novelization showed ''Mola Ram'' himself snapping out of brainwashing just before falling to his death.
*** If that's the case... [[VoodooShark who brainwashed Mola Ram]]?
**** Probably whoever was his predecessor as the high priest.