Things I Like: Henry Jones Sr. (Indiana Jones)

Henry Jones Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Sean Connery

One of the my favorite characters in the movie franchise, Henry Jones Sr. is Indiana Joness father, as we see him in the Last Crusade, the last of the original three films. Like his son, Henry had a habit for studying old artifacts from history. But he ends up in some tricky trouble with the Germans during World War II.

Elsa Schneider Henry jones and son Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

And for a time, both him and his son become their prisoners. Their downfall, is accidentally falling for the same woman. First the father, and later the son when he goes looking for his pa. Boy that must be awkward.

Indiana and Henry Jones riding motorcycle Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

I don’t remember all the details per se, but they didn’t seem to have the strongest relationship. Despite their common interests, it did seem there was a bit of coldness there.

Henry Jones takes out German plane with birds Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

I do think it was rather funny how he was more of the goofy one. That bird umbrella trick to the German plane was genius.

Henry Jones shot Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

But Indiana really does show that he loves his father when he’s shot to force Indy’s hand to venture into finding the Holy Grail.

Henry Jones drinks from the cup Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

And luckily Henry Sr. is saved by the grail’s holy water.

Henry Jones talks about the family dog Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

And at the very end, they reveal that Indiana was merely a nickname, as he’s Henry Jones Jr. legally. Indiana was once the family dog, lol.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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