Fan Theory Friday: Explaining the Dumbest Part of ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’
You know which part I’m talking about.
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There are so many flaws with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull that I can’t really go into it without spiking my blood pressure. Lucas and Spielberg came this close to ruining my entire sense of childhood nostalgia with this sloppy, ill-conceived, poorly-executed and LaBeouf-starring fourth installment of the iconic franchise that was about aliens or something, I’m not even sure.
But out of all the confounding scenes – quicksand rescue by snake, swinging with monkeys, anytime Cate Blanchett is on screen – there’s one in particular that struck audiences as instantly absurd: when Indy saves himself from a nuclear blast by hiding in a lead-lined refrigerator. All scientific accuracy aside – some folks say it theoretically can be done, some say it can’t – this is still a sexagenarian being tossed across the southwestern landscape by the blast of an A-bomb like a brick in the dryer; radiation or no radiation he’s likely going to suffer some injuries, unless of course, there was some theory that could explain his extraordinary physical resiliency.
And you know there is.
Remember the movie before this? Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? Remember what they were crusading for? And do you remember what said object granted?
For the details I’ll leave you with this clip from AnswersVideo, but suffice it to say, while this theory doesn’t absolve Lucas and Spielberg for Indy 4, it does give you something to ponder other than why alien skulls look like bongs from the 90s. Enjoy.