Movie Review: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - The Holy Grail

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was the 3rd movie in the trilogy. In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the characters search for the Holy Grail. The film shows several key points on the Holy Grail, such as what it is, and what its purpose served. The Holy Grail was said to have been used in the last supper as Christ’s cup, and it was used to catch His blood from the cross during the crucifixion. The Holy Grail is an important legendary artifact that many have searched for but never found, including during the biblical crusades in medieval times. The film had weaknesses such as that the Holy Grail had been found by three brothers whom where to protect it from outsiders. The lengths at which they took to guard and hide it, such as burying the shield with one of the brothers showing the city for the starting point in the map, burying the tablet describing the Holy Grail, and the biblical codes to access the Holy Grail. The film romanticized the Holy Grail and what it stands for. The brothers set up traps to ward off or even kill intruders. There, also, was a secret group to keep others from locating the Grail. If such a group were to truly exist, they would be more secretive in their actions. The film also showed more of a good versus evil plot line. The good, portrayed by Indiana Jones and his father, Dr. Henry Jones, and the evil, the Nazis. The Jones’ wanted the Holy Grail for proof of a divine power, the Nazis wanted it to help conquer the world. The film had strengths in which it shows the Holy Grail for what it probably truly would be, a simple cup for a simple lifestyle crafted by a sample carpenter, not a jeweled or golden chalice. The film also showed how someone would need to make a step out in faith in order to achieve everlasting life, and showing that Christ’s blood will save us and give us the salvation we seek. The healing powers of the Holy Grail were demonstrated, although it is not truly known what the Holy Grail would heal like, or if in...
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