Originally Posted by Jedi Master
Even the first three indy movies had some scratch your head moments. In Raiders they were saved from the demons by not looking at them.
Actually, there's a long tradition (even in the bible) regarding being safe by looking away from spirits, demons and the face of God. It's the very reason for the burning bush Moses saw. "Supernatural" has references to not being able to view an angel's true form without being blinded. Poltergeist told us "don't go into the light".
If Jewish people can believe a notch of wood on a door frame can keep evil out, Christians can believe lambs blood will make the angel of death move on or Asian cultures can believe putting a little zig-zag in a path prevents demons from walking down them, then I'll believe not looking at a demon will make it see me as a non threat or an nonviable vessel.
Heck, if you don't look at her, the tambourine lady on the subway goes away, too.
In Temple of Doom they jumped out of a crashing airplane in a raft.
You never wanted to try that?
In The Last Crusade a cup of water from the so called holy grail healed a bullet wound. Drinking the same water out of another cup turned a man to dust.
You misunderstand. The water wasn't the point. They were seeking the Holy Grail, not the fountain of youth. The water was just water. It's the cup that makes the difference.
It's like communion wafers and wine are just bread without yeast and cheap table wine without the proper blessing. Kosher food is the same as any other food without the blessing. A wooden cup is probably a bad long term way to hold your beverage without the blessing.
Not to mention the hundreds of bullits Indy dodges and not a one hits him.
I gather you weren't a fan of the A-Team.
Those someone superhuman antics are a staple of those old movie serials Indy is based on. The good guy never loses his hat. The horse always goes down when you shot the guy riding it. The bad guys stumble out of the car a little dizzy after flipping it through the air and rolling it 6 times. There are always Nazis and a Zeppelin.
What makes Indy special is he gets out of the stuff somehow, often by pure luck. It's the doing, not the deed.