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Dumb Things In The Indiana Jones Movies Everyone Ignored

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Published on Mar 24, 2020

Yes, Indiana Jones is among the most beloved of film franchises, but that doesn't mean the movies are without their flaws. We've all rolled our eyes at the scene where Indy survives a nuclear bomb by hiding in a refrigerator, but here's a rundown of some of the other less obvious but still pretty dumb things that the Indiana Jones movies ask its viewers to ignore.

When Raiders of the Lost Ark opens, Indiana Jones is unfazed by his colleague's stories about ancient, mystical powers that could destroy everyone seeking the Ark of the Covenant. By the end of the movie, once he's experienced a bunch of ghosts with the power to melt Nazis' faces off, he's forced to accept that there are powers in the world well beyond his understanding. He even ends the movie by warning the government agents that they don't know what they're dealing with.

Great character arc, right? Here's the problem: while it came out three years after Raiders, Temple of Doom is actually a prequel that takes place a year earlier. In that movie, Indy saw a man's heart magically ripped from his chest while still beating and personally turned magic stones white-hot by invoking the name of Shiva. Despite bearing witness to all that, Indiana Jones is still a skeptic. In The Last Crusade, he's very quick to dismiss stories about King Arthur and the Holy Grail as "bedtime stories." He's even still hanging onto those doubts when Crystal Skull rolls around.

It's one thing to try and ensure your character can be relatable and realistic when he's dealing with ancient, fantastical mysteries, but for Indy to simply ignore some of the most exciting, perplexing, and incredibly real moments of his life is just silly.

After thrilling chases, a couple of failed rescue attempts, and outsmarting the bad guys at every turn throughout Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood are captured and forced to witness the hellish moment when the bad guys open the Ark.

As the power of the Ark is unleashed Indy tells Marion that they can't look at it, no matter what happens. He's right, too: in the midst of a cadre of Nazis being burned alive by the Wrath of God, the good guys are spared from its wrath. So how in the world did Indy know not to look at the ark? Keep watching the video to see all the dumb things in the Indiana Jones movies everyone ignored.

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I'm a believer | 0:19
Don't look? | 1:33
Aqua-Indy | 2:25
Short Round is just gone? | 3:09
Magic, sure, but aliens? | 4:13

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