In defense of Indy

This is something that I’ve wanted to say for a while, but haven’t had a chance. I’m getting a little sick of people bashing Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Is it the best Indiana Jones movie? No, but it’s not as bad as everyone is making it out to be. Are there things wrong with it? Sure, the scene with Shia however-you-spell-his-last-name swinging on the vines like Tarzan made me want to throw something at the screen, but that wasn’t enough to call this a travesty, or as South Park put it,”Indy getting raped by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg”.

Most of the people who I’ve talked to that don’t like the movie have the same complaint about it. They don’t like that there were aliens in it. Apparently, aliens are too far out there to be put in an Indiana Jones movie. Really? Let’s look at the other Indy movies. In Raiders of the Lost Ark, they find a box that melts off your face if you look at it. So, a box that melts faces is ok, and aliens aren’t?

In The Temple of Doom, he finds rocks that glow and supposedly bring good luck. Glowing rocks are ok, but aliens aren’t?

In The Last Crusade, he finds a cup that will heal gunshot wounds by pouring water from the cup onto the wound. Magical healing cups are fine, but aliens go too far?

Are all of you who bash the movie really going to try to tell me that face-melting boxes, lucky glowing rocks, and cups with healing powers are more believable than aliens? I don’t think so. In fact, out of the four, I think that aliens are the most likely to be true. Do I think they’ve actually landed on Earth? No, but I don’t think that Earth is the only planet out there that has life on it. I certainly don’t think any of the other three things will ever happen.

Is it a perfect movie? No. Is it getting unfairly criticized? Hell yeah. With the exception of a couple of scenes, I like the movie. If you don’t like it just because you don’t like it, that’s fine. If you don’t like it because of the aliens, you’re @#$%ing retarded.

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2 comments on “In defense of Indy

  1. nearutopia says:

    The problem with aliens is that the other movies had “faith based’ beliefs or tokens. 2 of the 3 were biblical. For most that’s something “tangible”. The only people with faith in aliens are the Tom Cruise peoples… Scientology or whatever.

    For me, it was too high tech and future based. Whereas the others were rooted deep in history, this one was, in the end, about the future. That’s why it rubbed me the wrong way. Still thought it was OK though.

    • The reason they didn’t go with a biblical item is the same reason they picked the Russians over the Nazis: They’d done them twice already. And, granted, it doesn’t go back a couple thousand years, Area 51 is a big part of American history (whether it’s deserved or not) in the last hundred years. I’m not saying that aliens were the best choice for the movie, cause they’re not. Hell, I could’ve come up with something better than aliens, but it doesn’t ruin the movie like everyone is saying it does.

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