Re: [Jun-8] (SPOILERS) The Lucas Touch (Score: 1)
posted Sunday, June 08, 2008 - 10:16 PM (#43190
Hey, I laughed at this strip, and Lucas sets himself up for a lot of the scorn he faces, but... since Dave Kellett wants to nit-pick, I'm going to nit-pick the nit-picker a little here. ;)
Indy being an "OSS" agent now
Because if he wasn't a member of SOME government agency, the FBI would've been even MORE freaked out that he was running around a nuclear testing site with Soviet soldiers, they would've held him in custody, and then the movie would've been over 20 minutes in.
the CIA/FBI watching his moves
C'mon... he was running around a nuclear test site with a bunch of Russian soldiers. If he got out of that with the CIA and the FBI *NOT* watching his moves, we'd be in here whinging about how unrealistic that was. Plus the FBI's scrutiny is what causes the university to suspend Indy from his professorship, which gives Indy the free time to hop on a plane and go running around in South America for a few weeks. Otherwise, he wouldn't be able to take any time off, and then the movie would've been over 30 minutes in.
Cate Blanchett having psychic powers
Look up "red herring" on Wikipedia.
why Mutt brought his bike to South America
Hey, Peru is BIG. You try flying to Peru and then walking everywhere sometime.
why the Russians needed the warehouse alien AT ALL
Because the USA had one and the Russians didn't. Same logic behind Russia developing nuclear weapons, actually.
why why why an "Indy" movie went X-Files and brought in aliens
... because aliens are COOL?!? But yeah, that was strange, especially considering that Spielberg and Lucas have never, ever, EVER done anything involving aliens before. Ever. Very out-of-character for them, huh?
why it was important that they be transdimensional aliens, yet they still had a SPACE-ship at the end
Hey, you try opening up a transdimensional portal in your backyard some time, and if you survive, you can let me know how that worked out for ya. In the meantime, I'll head out into space to open up MY transdimensional portal so I don't destroy my house/neighborhood/continent/planet. You're welcome.
Dave, please don't take offense. I'm just havin' some fun with ya. I do it because I love ya. ;)
(Well, maybe "love" is the wrong word. Should I do something manly here? Chest-bump? Belch, maybe?)
(Not that there's anything wrong with that...)