The Indiana Jones The film series remains one of the most loved and revered franchises in the world, and its staying power in pop culture is credited to its loyal fan base. Although not all Indy fans find the fourth installment Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull To be on par with his predecessors, it’s hard to deny that his globetrotting action, sense of humor, and colorful performances do not have the same adventurous spirit.
Like the other three films that feature Dr. Jones in search of buried treasure, it has elements of the ridiculous and the absurd. But while Indy survived by being tethered to a submerged submarine in the Mediterranean and using a life raft as a parachute, fans can only suspend their disbelief until now. Recognizing that an archaeologist drinking from the Holy Grail might have a little help in the death trap department is different than lapses in continuity, team errors, and the other errors in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
10 That’s a magnet
The introduction of an alien mystery into the Indy franchise seemed to be a sign that the shark had jumped, but given Spielberg’s alien movies and the fact that George Lucas wanted the fourth film to evoke chrome-wrapped nostalgia for the 50s science. fi, I wasn’t that far out of left field for an alien corpse to show up.
When Indy and the rest of the Soviets open the box to inspect it, all the lights above them are suddenly directed towards it, indicating a powerful magnetic field. It’s strange why some metal objects like Soviet guns, gunpowder, and glasses are pushed towards him and not others (like Indy’s purse with a metal strap). Soldiers also lift the box onto the metal platform of a truck and somehow easily slide it forward when it should be magnetized.
9 Even Indy needs a little help with his aim
Like Han Solo’s blaster, one of the most iconic accessories in the world. Star Wars franchise, Indy’s whip is an essential part of his character, as well as the series. He has used it to swing over abysses, bind the wicked and in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, disarms a Russian soldier who points a gun at him.
Much like when he conquered the giant rock only to meet Beloq and his spear-wielding allies in Raiders of the lost ark, Indy confronts the Russian soldiers very early in his adventure, and in a moment of quick thought he uses his trusty whip to rip a soldier’s weapon from their hand. Eagle-eyed fans will be able to see the wire at the end of the barrel, giving Indy a little help.
8 Mutt’s Walk
Leather-clad Mutt is a chip off the old Jones block when he crosses paths with Indy on his pristine journey which, according to Motorcycle news is a Harley Davidson Softail Springer, “originally built as a Classic Springer but modified to fit the 1957 movie setting.”
Although the movie is supposedly set in 1957, Mutt’s motorcycle turns out to be based on a 2000 Harley Davidson Softail – or even newer – with suspiciously modern controls and a Twin Cam engine, rather than the 1950s Panhead engine. Nearby, it also has a front disc brake (fans can find the master cylinder located on the handlebars), which seems out of place on the vintage bike and is just one of the things the movie got wrong.
7 Disappearing objects
To say that Indy and Mutt’s first meeting has tension is an understatement, but there are more shakes than their egos. When they are both at Arnie’s restaurant, Indy’s coffee cup keeps moving from his hand depending on the camera angles, as do the spoons near his elbow. In a key scene, Mutt supports a photo on his hat, but sometimes it is outdoors and other times it is hidden inside.
At a time when the pair argue, Mutt quickly stands up, causing the mustard and ketchup bottles to fall over, but depending on camera angles, the bottles are either upside down or hit sideways. When he returns to his seat, Indy picks up the bottles again.
6 The Missing Motorcycle Gang
Coffee cups and utensils aren’t the only things that keep disappearing in the restaurant as Mutt and Indy try to get to know each other better. Right outside the window behind Indy is a group of motorcyclists wearing leather jackets similar to Mutt’s, grouped around their motorcycles and chatting with each other who manage to do a pretty impressive disappearing act.
If fans keep their gaze fixed on Indy’s shoulder, they’ll see the group of greasers go from sitting and talking on their bikes to completely disappearing, only to reappear – and then disappear – several more times throughout the scene. Could it be an alien abduction gone wrong?
5 Where is Indy?
After Mutt and Indy work out their differences, the film quickly turns into a buddy adventure along a similar vein. The last crusade with both men saving each other’s skin as they race to solve the mystery of the crystal skull before Irina Spalko and the rest of the Russians.
Towards the end of Mutt’s daring sword fight in the jungle, fans see Indy driving a vehicle behind him to offer help, but after Mutt collects the crystal skull, Indy’s car has disappeared when the camera back off. When Mutt falls from his position, Indy miraculously appears just in time to drop him in his car.
4 She will come around the mountain when she comes
Right after the sword fight between Mutt and Irina Spalko, when Mutt is lucky enough to crash into Indy’s car, he yells that Spalko is “running away”, indicating that Jones should speed up and try to stop her. Positioning your car in the next shot makes this a bit tricky, even for someone as resourceful as Indy!
Fans can clearly see her as if she’s driving in Akator’s direction, but in the next shot, as Indy drives off the edge of the cliff (in one of the best action sequences in the movie), she seems to be coming after them. .
3 Go find your own rock!
It’s a hallmark of the franchise that Indy always “goes first,” so when Mutt and the rest of the team finally make it to Akator (unfortunately not one of the real places fans can visit in the Indiana Jones movies ), he is the first to pull a rock out of the wall, which immediately caused the sand to start spilling onto the ground. In order not to be left behind, Mutt leaves the frame to go and find a stone to tear from the wall as well.
In the next shot, when longtime Indy partner Mac wants a stone too, they say to him, “Go get yours!” But fans can see Mutt suddenly in the frame with them until that once again runs off to find a stone.
2 Screams of water
Everything seems to go wrong as soon as Indy and his friends encounter the water around the legendary lost city of Akator. After the skull is recovered and everyone has plunged into the water below the obelisk, Indy tries to pull them out and a supporting light is seen on the large rock behind Mutt.
Once everyone has been thrown out of Akator’s temple as the waters begin to rise, they appear to be completely soaked, but when the danger subsides and the water dissipates, everyone, including their hair, is completely dry. Despite the incongruous nature of the scene, it still isn’t the worst in the movie.
1 Disappearing wardrobe items
The emblem of the CCCP, the Russian abbreviation for the Soviet Union, can be seen on the back of Irina Spalko’s slate blue uniform from the beginning of the film. As it progresses, observant fans will notice that the highlighted letters disappear and then reappear in different takes without explanation (he appears to be wearing the same uniform all the time).
This lack of costume continuity is most evident when she descends the cliff on her way to Akator surrounded by her men, wearing a uniform that clearly does not feature the emblem that is normally so prominent.
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