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I just finished the Rewatchables episode on Raiders of the Lost Ark, and I can't believe nobody asked how Indy managed to get to and then off of the island where the Ark is put on display. Getting there involves hitching a ride on the exterior of a German U-boat which might submerge at any moment, and/or which would have sailors coming on deck all the time to keep watch when not submerged. Then, how do they get off the island with the Ark? Did every last German on the island - including everyone at the naval base who didn't see God incarnate with their own eyes - get melted and vaporized as well? And even if they did, what, does Indy just radio for help and secure a plane or ship ride out of there while nobody in Berlin notices that they've lost contact with their secret naval base? I love the movie, but that's a bad job by them to not talk about this.
 

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I just finished the Rewatchables episode on Raiders of the Lost Ark, and I can't believe nobody asked how Indy managed to get to and then off of the island where the Ark is put on display. Getting there involves hitching a ride on the exterior of a German U-boat which might submerge at any moment, and/or which would have sailors coming on deck all the time to keep watch when not submerged. Then, how do they get off the island with the Ark? Did every last German on the island - including everyone at the naval base who didn't see God incarnate with their own eyes - get melted and vaporized as well? And even if they did, what, does Indy just radio for help and secure a plane or ship ride out of there while nobody in Berlin notices that they've lost contact with their secret naval base? I love the movie, but that's a bad job by them to not talk about this.
(In case the video doesn't start when it should, go to 1:10...and replace "hair" with "submarines & islands.")

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onMm0DLg8CE&t=70s