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Elsa's Choice

14 Apr 2020 10:34 #67690 by Monty
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So sitting in on lockdown and Working From Home (Yeah, Right!) I saw this clip last night near the end of Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade and automatically thought of Elsa using the Golden Chalice to drink from to gain superpowers beyond a mere mortal. (In a way she would, as Indy saved his father from a fatal bullet wound by letting him merely sip from the Chalice.)
She makes the choice to steal the Chalice for her own use and power, with consequences....
In sheer desperation to gain these God-Like Powers, Elsa will do anything, ANYTHING to reach her dream which are mere fingertips away from her. If only she hadn't let the Chalice slip from her clutching grasp!....

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14 Apr 2020 11:31 #67693 by derekh48
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a slight flaw in this is that the chalice's power only works before the seal on the floor. just wondered how she'd get around this?

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14 Apr 2020 11:54 #67694 by Woodclaw
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Monty wrote: So sitting in on lockdown and Working From Home (Yeah, Right!) I saw this clip last night near the end of Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade and automatically thought of Elsa using the Golden Chalice to drink from to gain superpowers beyond a mere mortal. (In a way she would, as Indy saved his father from a fatal bullet wound by letting him merely sip from the Chalice.)
She makes the choice to steal the Chalice for her own use and power, with consequences....
In sheer desperation to gain these God-Like Powers, Elsa will do anything, ANYTHING to reach her dream which are mere fingertips away from her. If only she hadn't let the Chalice slip from her clutching grasp!....


No.

I'm sorry but this is a big no.

While, I don't disagree that Alison Doody was (and probably still is) a beautiful woman, her character irked me as a kid and I still don't like her at all.
Why?
Because she doesn't believe in anything, everything around her is just a mean to an end, but that end is ultimately meaningless. The entire point of that scene was that she, like any other character in the movie had to choose between power or life, allowing her to cheat this choice by giving her both makes no sense. At this point she could have just shot Indy and Donovan in the sanctorum and stole the Grail. 

(formerly Anon, still Librarian)

"What is the point of having free will if one cannot occasionally spit in the eye of destiny?" ("Gentleman" John Marcone)

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