Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark ★★★★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

Raiders of The Lost Ark is one of the greatest movies ever made. Harrison Ford and Karen Allen have great chemistry, the action is exciting no matter how many times you see it, and watching Indy fight nazis never gets old.

It's only fault is it's final act. Everything leading up to the opening of the ark is exciting and intense, but the moment it's opened the nazis are defeated and it's over. There was no point in Indy doing anything other than Indy being there to tell Marion not to look. Otherwise everything would have turned out the exact same way with Indy's involvement or not.

That said, almost everything in this film works and not least of which is John Williams score. Many people talk about the Indiana Jones theme, but the entire score is just incredible and completely underrated.