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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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Raiders of the Bad Casting
The film that captured the imagination of entire generations aged rather well and is still a decent watch but some parts have rotten away like bad cheese. What still stands are the lush, romanticized depiction of the pre-WWII period, the camera-work and the music. And Karen Allen's brazen quirkiness.

More obvious now than before is that Tom Selleck's stand-in, Harrison Ford, proved an unsuitable lead. He brings in a rather difficult chemistry for the film that is supposed to be a goofball, roller-coaster adventure. Ford is clunky, suffering and reluctant, bordering on depression. There is a conspicuous lack of joy about his Indiana Jones that shouldn't be there, because it's at odds with everything else in the film. His comebacks at other characters come off as angry snaps rather than comic relieves. He doesn't possess that devil-may-care attitude that would convince the viewer that his character actually likes all these adventures, nor does he exude that suave, Bondian eroticism that should sell that scene where all of his female students want to eat the good professor alive. The audience must have given him a pass simply because everybody still saw a Han Solo in him.

The lack of a lead that is neither too serious to expose the silly nor too hammingly humorous to drag everything into a camp is what the whole film suffers for. It's because the plot itself treads the fine line between awesome and idiotic. It mixes top-class religious artifacts and magical powers with Nazis and harebrained schemes of world domination, cartoon action with sadistic villains and their gruesome deaths, some really terrible lines of dialog with some really good one-liners, and a bungling detective story with a truly awe-inspiring and larger-than- life finale. Without the poster face that could make you forget that this mishmash of ideas, that only George Lucas could churn out, doesn't quite hold water it's easier to be taken out of the film by some of its lowest points.

What keeps it together still is the brilliant direction of Steven Spielberg. His visual style was at that fledgling time of his career pretty flamboyant, with daring but perfunctory choice of angles, camera movements and compositions, which lent itself to great pacing - moving quickly through the plot points and keeping the tension in the set-pieces with the idea that no one notices how ridiculous they are. He builds up very well towards the climactic end and the revelation of the real hero of the film: the mythical Ark. Its matter-of-fact act of self-defense is a big pay-off so few films achieve these days. It's doubtful that a conventional director, however competent, would have been able to deliver anything better than a B-schlock with the given material.

Harrison Ford made a career playing gloomy characters that got stuck in unpleasant situations and just wanted to leave. He should have been nowhere near this film. Steven Spielberg is a genius for making this work at all, let alone gain a cult-status, of all things.
made adventure what it is today
The adventure genre is born in this unforgettable, over-the-top classic from director Steven Spielberg. Set in 1936 comes this breathlessly action-packed story starring Harrison Ford as a brilliant and brash archaeologist recruited by the U.S. government to retrieve the sacred Ark of the Covenant, a mysterious religious artifact which may or may not be a source of unspeakable power. The result is the adventure of a lifetime as he confronts brutal Nazis, matches wits with an arch rival (Freeman), and tries to make amends with his lost love (Allen), all the while eluding venomous snakes, fierce booby traps, and every other death-defying stunt imaginable! Overflowing with notable fight scenes, memorable characters, spectacular visuals, and one fatal escape after another, this remarkable film single-handedly sets the standard for the adventure genre. Never a dull moment in this rousing extravaganza, a fun, creative film that you can enjoy again and again. ****
cartoon for grownups?
Everyone else seems to love this movie, so I guess I have to be the one to 'dis' it. I really don't understand why it is so popular. I really enjoy a good adventure, but I like it to be more than a quarter inch deep.

It was so continuously noisy that I had to turn the volume down. The music was bombastic and grating. People die like flies. The protagonists gaily wreak havoc with no apologies. There is no psychology or character. The hero is brave - a cheap virtue since he's obviously invulnerable. The cultural icons dragged in to lend an exotic tone were given the most superficial treatment - everything was a throwaway, but none of it was stylish, witty or funny. We are talking about a cartoon - except lots of cartoons are more sophisticated and better developed.

I can see that the idea is to evoke a golden age of imperialism where we are excused from the duty to care about history, culture and religion, or to feel bad about archaeological piracy, mass murder, ethnic stereotypes, shoddy scholarship, etc. etc. and can just have some good clean fun. But with all this freedom, what is the fun? Knocking over piles of blocks like a three-year-old and punching the bad guy in the nose.

The movie is a pastiche - almost every scene is borrowed. The cultural vein of nostalgia that is being mined is old -obsolete - adventure fiction. If we could see most of this fiction now we would probably find it childish and dated - we know more about the world now. The trick is to make us forget that so we can enjoy our nostalgia.

Do people really need permission to regress this badly?
A Link to the Past, a Revival of Style
There are so many ways in which this film is perfect, most notably is the brilliant re-packaging of old-school action and war films; away from the James-Bond style of the late 60s; away from the Cold-War suspense and intrigue. One of the most endearing features of the picture is that the movie opens with the main character,Indiana Jones' at the close of his current adventure. The technique generates an immediate sense of personal history and intimacy with the main character, and in effect, serves the audience dessert twice.The atmosphere of equal parts impending danger and chronic screw ups is set right from the start, with a lit-fuse pace throughout the movie. Every scene is tight. The sound, the lighting, the dialog,the music, the performances. Every character actor is well-chosen. So many ingredients to enjoy: adventure, humor, mysterious locations, romance, explosions. Only a Nazi could not enjoy this film!
The Epitome of Action/Adventure
This was the beginning to one of the most popular film series of all time. These films were tributes to the classic adventure serials from the 30's and 40's. They took the concepts of those serials and breathed new life into them.

Harrison Ford is nothing short of legendary as Indiana Jones. He makes for a perfect action hero and he has a vulnerability that makes you root for him all the way. Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood makes for a good love interest and has great chemistry with Ford.

The story, which involves the Nazis trying to obtain the Ark of the Covenant, is very compelling and has the right amount of reverence. The action scenes are astounding, from the classic opening with Indy running from a boulder to the fight at the bar to the various chase scenes.

The scenery in Egypt is gorgeous and the classic music score is absolutely rousing. Also, the ending was mind-blowing.

An outstanding start to one of my favorite movie franchises. I prefer "The Last Crusade," but this film is definitely a classic that still holds up today.

Classic bit of schoolboy action
In the run up to WW2 Professor Jones is approached by US Intelligence to recover the lost Ark of the Covenant in order to stop it falling into the hands of the Nazi's. With bar owner Marion in tow, Indiana takes on Nazi's across the globe to recover the ark.

The story is pure Saturday morning hokum, but it‘s all shined up with a great deal of professionalism and you don't notice. The main strength is the tremendous sense of fun in the film - not only is it funny but the huge action scenes are all edge of the seat stuff that are hugely enjoyable to watch. Be it the opening set piece, the truck chase, the fight around a burning airplane, the chase for a basket or the gory finish - it's all great fun to watch.

The performances are pretty cardboard and stereotype - evil Nazi's et al. but it barely matters. Ford is great - this is the type of undemanding hero type that he thrives on. The rest of the cast are good - Freeman and Kahler stand out with their characters. If it has any weaknesses then the lack of characterisation and plotting are the main suspects but I really think the flaws are greatly outweighed by strengths.

Overall a good action film for older families. With an old fashioned feel, a great sense of fun, plenty of laughs and fantastic action scenes this deserves all the good reviews it gets.
Action Adventure poem...
Lots of Bogart and Gable in this version of the Saturday matinée adventure serial. The action is ratcheted up and for sheer speed of thrills leaves in the dust such worthy contenders as THE PROFESSIONALS with the likes of Burt Lancaster and Woody Strode, and rivals for plot twists and turns such classics as Hitchcock's THE THIRTYNINE STEPS and THE LADY VANISHES. A humorously virile tale that takes its hero through a roller coaster maze of traps and escapes recalling Clyde Beatty and Harry Houdini.

There is Harrison Ford giving his Indiana Jones character a professorial panache when he's not outrunning the Hovitos cradling a Golden Idol in his arms. There is Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood channeling a little Patricia Neal and out drinking her barroom patrons before greeting the love of her life with a sock as a way of saying 'Hello'. There is Paul Freeman always on hand to take whatever Indy finds during his archaeological forays as his arch rival Rene' Belloq. Ronald Lacey gives his grinning Nazi Major Arnold Toht enough Peter Lorre to be darkly satisfying in his gruesomeness. John Rhys-Davies as the hearty Arab excavator Sallah helps Jones dig in the right place and rounds out a rich and diverse cast of characters.

The pace is as breakneck as the Indianapolis 500 and leaves next to no time to grieve Marion when she's given up for dead in one of a series of teeth chattering death defying explosions. Every time the action clears the air for a little philosophical reflection we are off and running again after something Jones has lost to Nazi enemies or is on the verge of retrieving. Here we see the Fighting Male of the West as a sweaty beleaguered Academic scrambling for relics and artifacts worshiped by primitive cultures in both the East and the fascist West. Lucas provides more mythological motifs than you can shake a Joseph Campbell at, but it's all done with such zest that you barely mind being hit over the head with references to Moses and Odysseus before your breath is taken away.

The sweep brings to mind TOO HOT TO HANDLE with Clark Gable and Myrna Loy, but the bump and the grind and the smashing glass and hiss and blood spatter is purely Spielbergian. It is a homage to old Hollywood and a move in the direction to a new Hollywood before you can blink an eye. This is THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE on steroids in a way; a faster paced epic about greed and how things can come to be valued over companionship and human life, but such considerations fly past faster than an arrow or a bullet or a poisoned dart. When it comes to plot pyrotechnics, this film sets the standard for action and adventure to all of the next generation to come.

There is some reference to RAIDERS in most of the summer action blockbusters that now appear on the screen. Perhaps only the great Bruce Lee has been more influential with regard to the choreography of the hero adventure tale as you see his moves in everything from the AVENGERS to SHERLOCK HOLMES to THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM to THE MATRIX. But for sheer plot mechanics and acceleration of the narrative many die hard fans will make theirs Spielberg every time.
Typical American Mainstream Cinema in the Early 80s
This adventure flick, which mixes the Western movie formula and special effects in their infant days, represents the American mainstream cinema in the early 80s in many ways. The protagonist Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is a scholar and an action hero; this combination is unique but the uniqueness has nothing to do with the character development and seems to be the result of the filmmakers' thoughtless decision. The portrayal of the heroine Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) is also inconsistent; sometimes she is tough and independent, while frail and dependent on Indiana Jones in the other times. Along with a dragging optimistic story, overly stretched action scenes may be beyond the audience's attention span. The Reaganomix overshadows the plot, where the Americans can do whatever they want in foreign places (South America, Nepal, and Cairo). The sets of Nepal and Cairo look nothing but sets, while John Williams' score, with a catchy melody line by brilliant brass in the Late Romanticism taste, annoyingly accentuates every single action.
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.
Historical action flick!
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark is among the most celebrated and loved action movies in cinema history. It is one of the game changers of the action genre for with that film the running man became popular with many movies adapting this formula. Also the flick catapult the career of Harrison Ford in to legend and not with out reason.

The movie is centered to the quest of professor Jones to discover the Lost Ark ,which contains the ten commandments, it rumored that if someone get them he or she will get immense power. So professor must find it before the Nazis seize it and God knows what they are willing to do with it. The plot is great and this is the MOVIE with which national socialists (they know nothing about socialism) the go to villains if you wanted to make the antagonist hated and kill him with awesome ways. I have no issue with that for see these criminals of war taking a dose of their one medicine is liberating.

To the music ,just iconic and anyone alive has sing it at least ones per year ,it is so in our culture that even today kids under fifteen knows it! What do you expect John Williams made the music and he is also the master mind in music for some other project you may ,dear reader know. Between them are: Star Wars, Jaws , Schindler's List, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan , Harry Potter, Born on the fourth of July, just name of few!! In short his music rocks and the movie rocks.

Also the quotes , the scenes have let a lasting impression to the world and the recognition which has the movie took is totally ,100% justified. Highly recommended to anyone alive and breathing.
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