Amra Sheriffdeen’s review published on Letterboxd:
The Ark. If it is there, at Tanis, then it is something that man was not meant to disturb. Death has always surrounded it. It is not of this earth.
You, like me, would have acquired knowledge about global history, examining it, and exploring its antiquities and ancient stories. This movie has the potential to be a sensation for individuals who have fantasized of being archaeologists or adventurers since childhood. I had always craved to be an adventurous archaeologist since I was a child, even if I couldn't get into that goal. I used to relish studying history as a kid, especially when it came to Egypt. Pharaohs, pyramids, the worth of its antiquities, and the many buildings erected with enormous commitment by the people, which now in ruins, were some of my utter preferred topics back in the day. Therefore, it is a goal of mine to visit Egypt someday. Maybe that's why I was so taken with this film specifically because the tale is based on Egypt and its myths.
The first episode in the Indiana Jones film series, Raiders of the Lost Ark, is an American action adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. Harrison Ford, one of my favorite actors, plays Indiana Jones here. Jones is a renowned archeology professor and explorer who has a knack for attracting women to him😉. This picture is one of the most successful flicks, box office wise, may be owing to Harrisons’ portrayal of the ideal prince of girls at that time.😂 He's especially impressive. The plot unfolds in Egypt through a succession of incidents. I unconditionally adored the parts when Jones and Marion were together and will never ever overlook that cozy embrace given by Jones friend, Sallah. In fact, the effects have been properly exploited in technologically speaking, in conformity with the era. The picture is both entertaining and informative. The soundtrack is peculiar to the 1980s. So inclusively, as an adventure film, it's really terrific. With five Academy Award wins, this picture would definitely stand down in infamy as an everlasting film that will linger on for another ten decades or more.