nat’s review published on Letterboxd:
Dear Steven Spielberg,
I want to tell you a story, a memory that i hold close to my heart.
I was about 8 or 9, and it was during a sleepover at my friends house that i saw this for the first time. I haven't spoken to this friend in many, many years but the memory of seeing this with him for the first time was amazing. There was just something about seeing Indiana Jones running across the screen to John Williams iconic score that really sparked awe inside me. It was probably the best adventure film i had ever seen at the time, and i think it still is.
After rewatching this many years later, i felt immense joy. Indiana Jones is such an awesome protagonist and the plot (albeit simple) is one of the most fun things ever put to screen. Sure, it's a little bit rascist and outdated, but that won't stop me from loving this. The 80s visual effects, the cheesy romance and the over the top fight scenes and sounds really does make this what it is. It's a film with it's heart in the right place with so many great moments packed in it that i just adore about it this film so, so much.
So please stop making boring shit like The Post and Lincoln and please go back to making amazing adventure films like these.
until next time,