“They’re eating bones”: Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones Gets Called Out for Factual Inaccuracy by Expert Over an Alligator

Harrison Ford's ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’ isn't factually correct.

"They're eating bones": Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones Gets Called Out for Factual Inaccuracy by Expert Over an Alligator

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  • Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones franchise has been one of the most renowned adventure film series that transcend boundaries.
  • But unfortunately, Ford's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was recently called out for factual inaccuracy.
  • Going through Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, crocodile and alligator expert Frank Robb broke down a particular scene and noted how it's factually incorrect.
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Hollywood veteran and legendary star Harrison Ford turned into a cult classic actor following his appearance in the Indiana Jones franchise. But even the renowned film series is in question after Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom featured a significant error during the film’s most iconic scene. 

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The particular scene from the movie is being called out by experts over a very serious factual error. In the scene, Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, and Ke Huy Quan find themselves cornered on a rope bridge with alligators swimming in the water below. Noting this particular scene, expert Frank Robb slammed it for being completely wrong. 

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Features Inaccuracy 

Harrison Ford‘s Indiana Jones franchise has been one of the most renowned adventure film series that transcend boundaries. Remaining popular and relevant over decades, the films turned into a cult classic for many fans. But unfortunately, Ford’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was recently called out for factual inaccuracy. 

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Featuring a significant error during one of its most iconic scenes, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was criticized by crocodile and alligator expert Frank Robb. The particular scene in question is where Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford), Short Round (Ke Huy Quan), and Willie Scott (Kate Capshaw) are being tracked down by Mola Ram and the Thuggees. 

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The rope bridge scene from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
The rope bridge scene from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

In that particular scene, Indiana Jones famously declared, “Mola Ram! Prepare to meet Kali… in Hell!” and cut the rope bridge that sent many of the Thugges into the waters below where they are eaten alive by alligators. Now, addressing this particular sequence, crocodile and alligator expert Frank Robb broke down the scene and noted how it’s factually incorrect. 

Harrison Ford’s Movie Got Called Out by Alligator Expert 

Going through several movies that feature Crocodile and Alligator attacks, expert Frank Robb gave his honest opinion on Insider. While addressing different scenes, Robb came across Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom which featured the alligator scene. The expert then broke down the sequence and noted the issue. 

Expert Frank Robb noted the inaccuracies in Harrison Ford’s movie
Expert Frank Robb noted the inaccuracies in Harrison Ford’s movie

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This is supposed to be in India, and they’re showing American alligators in India. It would either be the Indian gharial or the saltwater crocodile you can find in some places in India as well. So they got the species wrong.” 

They’re not a communal eater whatsoever. Those animals are used to eating together. Alligators in the wild, you’re not going to find sharing a meal. That does not happen… Alligators and crocodiles can digest just about anything. They have something we call gastroliths in their stomachs. They’re eating bones. If they can digest bones, then a piece of cloth is nothing.” 

Frank Robb rated the scene from Harrison Ford’s movie 2 out of 10
Frank Robb rated the scene from Harrison Ford’s movie 2 out of 10

Breaking down the scene and discussing how the movie not only got the species wrong but also shot the scene in a farm system while pretending to feature it as a wild zone, Frank Robb gave the scene 2 out of 10. “I’d give that a 2/10,” Robb noted and proceeded to address other movies and scenes. 

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