Posted on Friday, February 26th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
Even though Harrison Ford has proven to be rather resilient in his old age, bouncing back from both having his leg broken on the Millennium Falcon and a plane crash on a golf course, that hasn’t made fans any more forgiving of what some consider to be one of the most egregious scenes in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. That’s right, I’m talking about nuking the fridge, the scene so bad that it became the new way of describing “jumping the shark” in pop culture.
But what if I told you that there was an intriguing fan theory going around that may actually make that scene forgivable? Does that sound like something you might be interested in? Find out more about this Indiana Jones theory below.
The theory comes from Reddit (credited to another Redditor via Uproxx), and it’s a pretty basic idea. Redditor That_Secret_Chord proposes the theory that “Indiana Jones drinking from the Holy Grail helped him survive unlikely scenarios, most notably the infamous fridge scene.” Why didn’t Steven Spielberg think of that?
As we saw in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the water in the Holy Grail was able to instantly heal Dr. Henry Jones’ bullet wound. Therefore, it would stand to reason that Indy drinking from the grail when he tested it might have given him a bit of resilience to anything that would come his way, such as surviving a nuclear blast inside of a refrigerator.
All right, it still seems like a bit of a stretch, but at the very least, it’s a theory that may make the scene slightly less nonsensical. But even so, it doesn’t explain the scene with Shia LaBeouf swinging with monkeys in the jungle and getting hit in the nuts a few times.Cool Posts From Around the Web: