Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark ★★★★½

What do you get when you takes the creative forces behind Jaws and Star Wars and add in the writer of The Empire Strikes Back... a bloody good adventure story, that never lets up and has many wisecracks as it does whip snaps. I’ve not seen this film since the 90s and I’d forgotten just how utterly fantastic it is. Harrison Ford and Karen Allen serve up perfect chemistry as expedition partners that fight with each other as much as they do nazis. The set pieces are as thrilling as they are ridiculous. The film really has no rights to be this good but it works and at a breakneck speed so you can never get bored