||07-10-2011 04:56 AM
Originally Posted by rickah88
You said Belloq "lost to an American", that's just not the case. Just sayin'.
If anything Belloq had succumbed to hubris(which pretty much involves God) so I'll stand next to my statement.
Belloq always has to steal what Indy earns, because Indy knows more than Belloq. Indy knows something Beloq doesn't - not to look into the Ark of the Covenant. For some damn reason I will never understand, the sequence where Indy is told by the "Old Man" who decodes the Headpiece is cut - and eliminates the dialog where Indy is told not to look into the Ark.
Belloq is once again missing key information Indy knows -- and he explodes because of it. The film is about Nazis and Belloq trying to take the Ark for their own purposes, while Indy is trying to obtain it and take it to the U.S.
Indy knows not to look into the Ark, Indy survives, Indy took the Ark to the U.S. - Belloq was obliterated and his body parts were sucked into the stratosphere along with all the other Nazis. Indy and Marion were meanwhile freed from their bonds, left with the prize, and their awe.
Indiana Jones won. Belloq lost. Indiana Jones took the Ark, went home, got drunk and got laid. Belloq was roasted into tiny particles that were blasted into the sky and then distributed across the atmosphere. His particulate remains drifted down onto the sea, were they further decomposed, and were absorbed by various sea urchins. Meanwhile, more substantial, less-incinerated pieces of his flesh were snatched from the air as they fell back to earth by seagulls, who promptly farted those pieces out onto passing German cargo ships and Hitler's Sailing Pleasure Barge.
And man, you don't even want
to know what happened to Mola Ram.