Friday, October 08, 2010

Raiders of the Lost Ark = Pointless

Seriously. Think about it.

All Indy had to do was let that Belloq dude take the medallion. He would have found the ark, opened it, and killed himself and all the Nazis.

Then the good guys swoop in with the greatest of ease and make off with the conveniently self-sealed ark and toss it in that warehouse.

Instead, we have to kill a bunch of Nepalese, burn down a bar, kill a whole lot of Egyptians, drag Indy under a car, annoy a bunch of African boat guys, etc. etc.

And then what? Bad guy opens ark and everyone who looks at it dies.

Waste. Of. Time.

Maybe the guys who do the "How it should have ended" videos can do that next.

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2 comments:

Troy Thomas said...

I dunno. Marion would've died if Indy didn't get to Nepal first.
Besides, Indy's motivation was to get the Ark for his university so he could study it. The Nazi's just happened to be after the same thing as him.

Greg said...

I agree. He had to visit Marion and hand the medallion over to creepy-glasses dude.

After that, it's just a matter of looking for the "giant laser burning through the clouds" thing and go there to pick up the ark.