12 Crazy Facts You Just Have To Accept To Enjoy The Indiana Jones Franchise

11. Capuchin Monkeys Can Be Turned Into Nazi Collaborators

It's not the craziest thing in the world, but it's not exactly normal, either. So the monkey in Raiders is - all things considered - pretty intelligent, given that it nearly succeeds in poisoning Indiana Jones at one point and - as far as we can tell - understands the concept of "betrayal," given that she befriends Marion for a while, only to turn against her at a moment's notice. In short, then, this monkey is super intelligent. This monkey has also been taught how to give the Nazi salute, which is both hilarious and deeply disturbing - is the little gal aware of what said salute stands for? Has she done her research? Is it possible for a monkey to side with Hitler? To embrace a political viewpoint other than "more bananas, please"? Essentially, this creature is working as a Nazi double agent; you have no choice but to just accept it.

Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.