Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark ★★★★★

Indy: "I don't know. I'm making this up as I go."

Golden idols in the darkest corner of South America. Burning down the house in Nepal. Traitorous monkeys in Cairo. Really tall Nazis coming out of tents ready to fight. The ability to find an escape from even the deepest underground cavern. Dispatching a truckload of Nazi soldiers singlehandedly. Face melting and head explosions.


There is also a perverse giddiness watching Spielberg burn a hole in a Nazi symbol stenciled on a crate. Much more cathartic for him than Schindler's List, I'm sure.

I would have been happy without Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade, as long as I still have this.

And to think the Academy thought Chariots of FIre was better than....this.

And that score makes me want to go to the nearest COVID vaccine site and fight people to be first in line.

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