Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark ★★★★★

I finally see how this deserves 5 stars. Raiders is one of the childhood films I've always taken for granted. It's a unanimously great and iconic film, but I never loved it as a kid.

Now, I've changed my tune. This is really a flawless action-adventure film. Even better is seeing the grand scale practical effects compared to today's standards. No green screen stunt work. Real animals, snakes and insects, not CGI. Even the heavy animated visual effects in the finale still holds up.

Karen Allen really steals it. Thanks to the 80's All Over podcast, I now realize that Indy probably committed statutory rape.