We are a little bias because this is one of our favorite movie of all time.
Directed by: Steven Spielberg.
Genre: Action Adventure.
Release date: June 12, 1981 (1981-06-12)
Running Time: 115mins
MMPA rating: PG
The Good: Great Action and Adventure, Great acting, Great everything, Best movie score other Star Wars.
In the Peruvian jungle, in 1936, archaeologist Indiana Jones braves an ancient temple filled with booby traps to retrieve a golden idol. Upon fleeing the temple, Indiana is confronted by rival archaeologist René Belloq and the indigenous Hovitos. Surrounded and outnumbered, Indiana is forced to surrender the idol to Belloq and escapes aboard a waiting Waco seaplane.
Shortly after returning to the college in the United States where he teaches archeology, Indiana is interviewed by two Army intelligence agents. They inform him that the Nazis, in their quest for occult power, are searching for his old mentor, Abner Ravenwood, who is in possession of the headpiece of an artifact called the Staff of Ra and is the leading expert on the ancient Egyptian city of Tanis. Indiana deduces that the Nazis are searching for Tanis because it is believed to be the location of the Ark of the Covenant, the biblical chest built by the Israelites to contain the fragments of the Ten Commandments; if the Nazis acquire it, their armies will be invincible. The Staff of Ra, meanwhile, is the key to finding the Well of Souls, a secret chamber in which the Ark is buried. The agents subsequently authorize Indiana to recover the Ark with the promise of displaying it in a museum. Indiana travels to Nepal, only to find that Ravenwood has died and that the headpiece is in the possession of his daughter, Marion, Indiana's embittered former lover. Indiana offers to buy the headpiece for three thousand dollars, plus two thousand more when they return to the United States. Marion's tavern is suddenly raided by a group of thugs commanded by Nazi agent Major Toht. The tavern is burned down in the ensuing fight, during which Toht burns his hand on the searing hot headpiece as he tries to grab it. Indiana and Marion escape with the headpiece, with Marion declaring she will accompany Indiana in his search for the Ark so he can repay his debt.
One of the best sceans in movie history.
Plot: 10/10- Very original plot.
Action:10/10- Non-stop action.
Acting:10/10- Harrison Ford gave fantastic performance.
Special effects:N/A- Not a lot of special effects but what was in it was great.
Soundtrack:10/10- Best movie score other than Star Wars John Williams is the man.
Comedy:9.0- Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark is not a comedy but it has plenty of humor.
Overall: 10/10- Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the best movie of all time if you have not seen it you are really missing a great movie.
Closing comments:You have to see this movie.
Recommended for: Anyone who likes movies.
Rank on all time movies list: 10th