Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark ★★★★

“I don’t know. I’m making this up as I go.”

I’ve always assumed I would like Raiders of the lost arc but never actually sat down and watched it. Previously only having seen Crystal Skull in the series. I was familiar with many of its sequences but this was the first time I saw a vast majority of it and gained a grasp for its narrative. Turns out I loved it every bit as much as I thought I would. I bought a board game titled Nagaraja that takes a lot of inspiration from the series and it helped influence my decision to finally catch this. The adventure here is incredible. It takes on many twists and turns. Truly some of the most entertaining cinema I’ve ever watched. I adore that real 80’s vibe that absolutely resonates here. Harrison Ford is infectious and extremely hypnotic. Not much I didn’t like. Karen Allen was, however, extremely obnoxious and unlikeable. She didn’t ruin the movie but her voice was so annoying. Especially in the jar chase scene. Ronald Lacey as Arnold Toht was iconic villain genius. I loved that I somehow got some serious ghostbusters vibes. Just proves their ability to hold up and retain greatness. Not to mention the airplane fight scene is legendary.  I look forward to introducing this to my future children one day and sharing that magic.