Angus Castle’s review published on Letterboxd:
As soon as I finished watching Raiders of the Lost Ark, the first thing I felt was disappointment.
Disappointment in myself for NOT WATCHING THIS MOVIE SOONER IN MY LIFE TIME! I now see why everyone calls this the definitive adventure movie.
What impressed me most was the amount of detail that went into the movie. It's not just a shallow action story, it has real depth and content. John Williams composes a fantastic score for the film, with just the right tone of acoustics for each little scene. Costume and set design looks brilliant as well as the story being forever engaging throughout. The fight/action sequences are so well paced and excellently choreographed. I love the little moments of humour here and there, and there's also some great chemistry on screen with actors Harrison Ford and Karen Allen. All of this blends together to produce an impeccable movie, one which will stand the test of time.