Originally Posted by Montana Smith
Suddenly stepping over a face staring up from the ice! Creepy.
Like the corpses in Tolkien's Dead Marshes.
A twist would be for Indy's companion to be trapped, and Indy actually fail to rescue them. If it was later in the movie, with the character already established, that would have come as a surprise.
Then Indy would be questioning his abilities and the danger he poses to those who follow him on his crazy journeys. A set up for Indy to redeem himself heroically and strike a blow for the older generation.
This would be wonderful, and a return to some serious drama for the series. I loved KOTCS's goofy, fun-loving tone and everything, but the next movie HAS to be more dark and edgy, to keep the series from becoming a parody of itself.