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Raiders of the Lost Ark
Action, Adventure
IMDB rating:
Steven Spielberg
Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
Karen Allen as Marion
Paul Freeman as Belloq
Ronald Lacey as Toht
Denholm Elliott as Marcus Brody
Alfred Molina as Satipo
Wolf Kahler as Dietrich
Anthony Higgins as Gobler
Vic Tablian as Barranca
Don Fellows as Col. Musgrove
William Hootkins as Major Eaton
Bill Reimbold as Bureaucrat
Storyline: The year is 1936. A professor who studies archeology named Indiana Jones is venturing in the jungles in South America searching for a golden statue. Unfortunately, he sets off a deadly trap doing so, miraculously, he escapes. Then, Jones hears from a museum curator named Marcus Brody about a biblical artifact called The Ark of the Covenant, which can hold the key to humanly existence. Jones has to venture to vast places such as Nepal and Egypt to find this artifact. However, he will have to fight his enemy Renee Belloq and a band of Nazis in order to reach it.
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The birth of a cinema symbol
This film marks the start of the Indiana Jones franchise. This film shows the adventures of an archaeologist/explorer, seeking valuable artifacts throughout the world. Directed by Steven Spielberg, has a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan on an original concept by George Lucas, and with the participation of Harrison Ford in the title role.

This film is based on reports on how the German Nazis sought ancient relics, considered magical, and pillaged works of art. The script proved to be functional and able to tell a story quite logically, vivid and interesting, but of course it has flaws, beginning with the complete absence of historical truth. Although the plot is situated temporally in the period immediately before the Second World War, this film had no major concerns with historical accuracy. The film also marked the collective imagination about how it may have been the Ark of the Covenant, a Judeo-Christian relic about which abound the legends and myths. Harrison Ford was fully up to the challenge and honored the audience with a strong and impressive interpretation. The sets and shooting locations make our imagination go beyond the film itself, the action scenes were good and the soundtrack, written by John Williams, quickly became one of the most famous in the movies.

This film gave rise to a true cinematic and cultural icon that now everyone knows, even those who are not regular lovers of cinema.
The gold standard
It's hard to believe Raiders was released nearly four decades ago, and it certainly doesn't age. It's one of Spielberg's best (in my humble opinion I think Duel was excellent and 1941 was grossly underrated). Anyway, buckle yourself in when you watch Raiders and be prepared to be enthralled big time. John Williams' score does the movie proud.

What's fascinating is Raiders deals with themes of God and the ten commandments vs. the Nazis. Interestingly, I don't think any Germans played the Nazis, a similar pattern to Hogan's Heroes and Valkyrie, where Americans played the Nazis, and in Allo' Allo' where British actors played the Nazis.

Raiders is quite riveting and suspenseful at the end.
I didn't like this film.
I'm not going to spend much time on this as I am obviously in a massive minority by not liking it. It's taken me 20 years to finally see this film through to the end.

It just bores me completely. It's a part James Bond film, which I've never had any time for. It doesn't seem any better than the 'Mummy' or 'Tomb Raider' type films (ZZZZZZ) where the dialogue is largely incidental & which you can watch with the volume turned down and still follow. They generally concern some pre-historic torch, urn, key, lump of dog turd, that has special powers, that the hero needs to get his hands on & that just doesn't make for an interesting film.

I just cannot get into films like this & never have any interests whether they achieve what they're after. In this there were a lot of scenes which seemed to be filling in time. First the Nazi's had the initiative, then Jones, then back to the Nazi's again and this went on & on & on, to the point that it wasn't dis-similar from a Steven Seagal or Van Damme film. Apart from the obvious superior quality of acting in this, the fighting scenes were sometimes laughable.

Karen Allen threw in some incredibly wooden acting in her cliched lines she was given. The "I'm your partner" was almost cringe making.

There seems an unwritten rule that you are not allowed to comment on Raiders of the Lost Ark without mentioning Star Wars for some reason. So I love Harrison Ford films, I like George Lucas & certainly don't dislike Spielberg. Thus, I have Star Wars as one of only a dozen films in my list at 10/10, it's almost perfect. I myself, wouldn't mention this in the same breath as Star Wars. You immediately feel a part of Star Wars & it's wonderful characters, neither of which apply here.

This film has never taken off in England to the extent it has done in the US. I know plenty of adults who've never seen it & many who are not mad over it.

But I'll admit I've never found anyone who genuinely dislikes it. Apart from me!

Introducing Indiana Jones
In 1936 the US Government has learnt that the Nazis think they have found the last resting place of the Ark of the Covenant at a remote location in Egypt. In order to prevent Hitler getting his hands on the Ark, which he believes would make his forces invincible, government agents ask archaeologist/adventurer Indiana Jones to find it first and retrieve it. Before going to Egypt he head to Nepal to retrieve an item he needs to locate the room that houses the Ark from Marion Ravenwood, the daughter of his former mentor. The Nazis know she has it and head their too. After fighting them off Indiana and Marion head to Egypt where they meet Indiana's friend Sallah. Marion is soon captured, and for a while presumed dead, leaving Indiana and Sallah to search for the Ark; inevitably he finds it and learns that Marion is still alive… but he still has a long way to go before the adventure is over.

This iconic adventure film feels as fresh now as when I first saw it in the early eighties. The opening is one of the most memorable in any film as it introduces us to our protagonist by showing him retrieving a gold monkey idol from a booby-trapped South American temple only to have it stolen by is rival… a rival we will see again working for the Nazis. Once the story proper gets started the action rarely lets up; Indiana and his friends are almost constantly under threat from some particularly unpleasant bad guys… these Nazis are even nastier than most shown in such films. The action is impressive, and at times surprisingly scary given the film's PG rating… we see blood spray when a man goes through an aircraft propeller, snakes emerging from the mouth of a long-dead corpse and, in the finale, faces melting! Harrison Ford is on top form as protagonist Indiana Jones and Karen Allen is a lot of fun as Marion and John Rhys-Davies impresses as Sallah. The bad guys are equally fun with Paul Freeman as Indiana's rival and Ronald Lacey as the vile Nazi Arnold Toht. Overall I'd say this is a great action adventure for all people looking for plenty of thrills and quite a few laughs. It might be too scary for younger children but apart from that can be enjoyed by everybody.
All The Right Moves
A globe-trotting American archaeologist travels to Egypt in search of the ancient Ark of the Covenant, in this adventure epic from director Steven Spielberg. It's a big-budget popcorn flick aimed mostly at kids. There's lots of heavy-duty action as our hero, Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford), makes all the right moves to escape dreaded Nazis, a bed of snakes, knife-wielding Egyptians, fiery explosions, poison food, human skeletons, bullets, airplane propeller blades, and assorted other dangers. Since there's nothing subtle about the story or the characters, and since the action plot zips along at the speed of light, viewers need not engage in any thinking.

With Jones as a surrogate for American virtuousness, "foreigners" in this film seem inept and villainous for the most part, a politically correct view for the era in which the film was made. American stereotypes aside, non-Americans are portrayed in the film mostly as clutter, film props for our hero to knock over.

It's all a bit much, a bit over-the-top. Not only is the story not believable, the story's theme is rather condescending. I despised the background music, annoyingly loud and manipulative. Acting is largely irrelevant, not surprising, given the film's genre.

In its defense, there are some good visual images. For example, I liked the scene of Jones, wearing his trademark hat, in silhouette, on a hill, back-lit by an orange sun. The film's color cinematography probably is its best element.

Otherwise, "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" is just one more in a long series of "action" movies for kids to drool over, a two hour cinematic ... cartoon. The script concept is silly; the characters are poorly defined; the plot is ridiculous; the score is annoying; and the American hero theme is very irritating.
The greatest adventure movie ever !!!
I was 14 when this film first came out. It was instant love for me. Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones was the greatest adventurer i had ever seen on the screen.The combination of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas working together was a very exciting prospect, and they delivered one hundred percent. From the opening scene until the end credits i was glued to the screen, and enjoyed every second of it.

It was also my introduction to actors that i would come to love over the years, such as Karen Allen, John Rhys-Davies and Alfred Molina. This is a film that when ever it crosses my mind, it is with the deepest and greatest adulation.

As far as i am concerned Raiders of the lost ark is the greatest adventure film ever made. It is a film that set a new standard, to which all films of action and adventure there after, could only strive to compare.
Greatest Movie of the 1980s
Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark delivers action, adventure, comedy, and thrills. I saw this movie on June 4th at the AMC 16 for their Bringing Back the Classics Series and let me just say that $6 wasn't nearly enough I would pay to see this movie in theaters. Harrison Ford did such a great job in this film that his performance had me looking at some of his other movies. I would definitely, most certainly recommend this film to anyone and everyone because this movie has something for everyone out there. There are countless lip-biting, jaw-dropping situations and laugh-out-loud jokes and humor throughout the movie. Definitely go see it!
Lessons of the past perfected
What a thrill ride this movie still is today! Like the old cliffhanger movies of the old serials of the 40's and 50's this borrows heavily on that heritage. First there's the lead character played perfectly by Harrison Ford (Tom Selleck was supposed to be Indy, but was under contract with CBS for Magnum. I believe it would not have been as good, but that is speculation at this point) who plays the character with a bit of tongue in cheek and zeal like only Ford could in his prime. From the start of the movie it starts a non-stop roll of events that gives you just enough time to breath and soak in the last scene of action. It uses the old map trick to convey travel and sends us on a world wind adventure. Indy has a quote in the movie-"It's not the years, it's the mileage." This film suffers neither age or mileage. It truly could be re-released today, and would be a hit. If you haven't viewed it, you should. You will not be disappointed.
Captures the imagination
Watching this movie as a child filled me with awe and wonder. I was taken to another place and time filled with mystery, adventure and danger. I'd never seen anything like it.

The most thrilling part of the movie was how the scenes unfolded. A scene would start with slow tension; Harrison Ford making his way down a trail. The pace would pick up as he encountered a surprise. The scene would return to calm tension. Suddenly, with no warning, chaos! Ford running for his life. It was a roller-coaster of emotion and adrenaline.

Although this movie is much older now, as am I, it will always hold a special place in my heart.
A wonderful movie, but I still prefer The Last Crusade.
Rating: **** out of ****

There is no doubt in my mind that Indiana Jones is the best movie series in the history of cinema. And the one start it all was Raiders of the Lost Ark, a fast-paced adventure packed with one death-defying cliff-hanger situation after another. To this day, Raiders remains one of the best action movies, holding up better than most of today's rapid-cut, MTV-style "thrill rides." Raiders relied on no CGI, no flashy editing, just pure, exhilarating film-making and storytelling, a combo of its kind that has only been surpassed by its second sequel, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Harrison Ford stars as Jones, an archaeologist who dresses in a brown coat and fedora, armed with a revolver and lion-taming whip. A delightful opening involving elaborate booby traps informs us he's used to these adventures (especially his even closer brushes with death in Temple of Doom, which was a prequel). When he returns to the states from his latest "excavation," he's informed by the military that the Nazis are after the ark of the covenant, an artifact that could possess the power to make the Nazis an invincible army. So Jones sets out to retrieve the ark first, in what will prove to be one of his greatest adventures.

There's probably little doubt that Raiders is the fan/critical favorite of the trilogy, but there are a few things that I actually have to gripe about, blasphemous as it may be. For one, even though the story is excellent, it's not without its holes. Most perplexing is in the film's opening scenes, when we wonder why Jones bothered to bring along potentially traitorous porters when it's such a short distance from the river to the cave temple. Also (spoilers), one needs only to see the film once to realize that if Indy had never tried to intercept the Ark, the Nazis would a) have never found it or b) still would have suffered the same horrible fate regardless.

The action sequences are superb, though an early bar shootout isn't quite as adrenaline-pumping as it could be and looks quite bland compared to the film's other action scenes. Thankfully, the following street chase is playful and exciting and keeps the joyous momentum flowing. Overall, I'd still argue that both Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade boast more inventive action but there's no questioning that the action scenes in Raiders are fantastic and likely superior to any film you may have seen the last few years.

As bitchy as I may sound, I'm not trying to harp on Raiders, at least not too much. The movie does feature the famous (and deservedly so) truck chase, one of the most unbelievably thrilling and exhilarating action setpieces I've ever seen (and given an extra boost by John Williams' beautifully rousing score). To this day, even with the recent chase scenes in The Matrix Reloaded and Terminator 3, this sequence has yet to be surpassed.

Other standout sequences include a sarcophagus almost entirely decorated with snakes, imposing statues, and well-preserved mummies, and Jones' mano-a-mano battle with a seemingly impervious Nazi mechanic. The finale takes the film dangerously close to the horror genre, climaxing things with a truly memorable (and quite frightening) light show for the ages. Every Indiana Jones film has a scene that scarred me as a kid and I think every one who's seen Raiders knows what I'm referring to (as well as its sequels)

I've said it before, Harrison Ford is wonderful as Jones, embodying a hero that's cool beyond words, yet still entirely human and believable. The supporting cast isn't as up to par: Paul Freeman makes for a decent but not particularly menacing villain as Belloq and Karen Allen is somewhat annoying as Indy's love interest, but there are an equal share in gems, particularly Denholm Elliot as Marcus Brody and John Rhys-Davies as Sallah (The Last Crusade wisely gave these actors/characters more screen time).

Raiders of the Lost Ark was revolutionary cinema, paving way for summer blockbusters that would attempt for the same winning mix of thrills and humor. Only its sequels matched and/or surpassed it, but some have actually come close (The Mummy). If you haven't seen Raiders yet, put it on the top of your list.
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