Indiana Jones 5: an ending that could have changed everything

Tom Henry

indiana jones 5: an ending that could have changed everything

Indiana Jones 5 has been available at the cinema for a few weeks and it is an opportunity to discover that the end could have been very different and change everything.

Before going into detailsbe aware that this news will contain SPOILERS on the end of the filmas a result of which we strongly advise you to have seen the feature film Indiana Jones 5 and the Dial of Destiny before knowing about it. It would be a shame to deprive yourself of the current conclusion of the film.

Indiana Jones 5 and the Other Ending

Whatever one says of Indiana Jones 5, it must be admitted that the end is particularly interesting with in particular a return to the past during the Siege of Syracuse by the Roman army in -213 BC. Because remember that Schmidt alias Dr. Voller, former Nazi is wrong time. While he was thinking of returning during the Second World War, following a miscalculation with the Antikythera he finds himself with his plane in the middle of Roman Antiquity with on board our dear Indiana Jones. Well in a recent interview with the Inverse media, the director of the film James Mangold reveals that the end could have been quite different and very different.

In it, Dr. Voller manages to find the right calculations to find himself during the Second World War with the firm intention of assassinating Hitler, whom he accuses of having caused Germany to lose the War. And the last act would have been Indiana Jones trying to foil his plans in the middle of 1940s Europe. But as exciting as that sounds, Mangold ultimately decided against it. It was not, according to him, the film he wanted to make. He was more interested in a gripping emotional journey rather than making it a simple spy movie.

A better ending?

Incidentally, in that regard, that’s exactly the path the film takes with its ending. Instead of offering a fight or some other reason to defeat the Nazis, the schemer and main villain dies along with all of his men in a plane crash. This helps focus on the emotional journey of Indy who is hurt and longs to stay in antiquity. Besides, at this moment we feel for the very first time the big psychological weakness of the character who is not at all in agreement with the society of the 60s. After years of marveling and studying the past, he has more than one wish: to be able to stay there forever. Magold says about this:

Indy’s character is suddenly confronted with something he’s only been imagining all his life. The reality of something he only looked at through the keyhole of history and artifacts and is suddenly there. And what a powerful moment it could be for Harrison himself to play all that…

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