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Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark


Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.


Director: Steven Spielberg


Writers: Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay), George Lucas (story by)


Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman.


Alright, so let’s get this 3 part Indiana Jones series kicked off Shall we? If you were born before 1995 you’ve probably seen this movie, if you haven’t. GO WATCH IT!



Indiana Jones: Raiders Of the Lost Ark, is a ground-breaking depiction of a sweating hero inclined to smugness who’s only barely coping with events as they happen. Indiana Jones is best discovered in this his first and inarguably (That means I’m right and your wrong if you don’t agree.) greatest classic. A character responsible for making archaeology the most exciting and sought for career ever


Nazi Germany (bet they have a secret base) is close to finding the mystical Ark of the Covenant, and only one man can stop them. Armed with his trusty whip and stubble, Indiana Jones, (Harrison Ford), who ventures forth from the halls of being a college professor by day to archaeologist by night (kind of like batman. Well, sort of.) to find the Ark before the Nazis get their greasy little paws on it. The Journey takes him to the Himalayas, where he reunites with his old flame (she’s not happy to see him) Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen). From there, we head to British-controlled Cairo, where the German army has apparently been given free rein to machine-gun anyone they wish.


Cue the action:


•Indy and Marion find the Ark, only to get buried alive in its ancient holding place along with a few thousand poisonous snakes.


•Indy tries to hijack a German plane, only to blow it to Hell
•Indy chases a German convoy carrying the Ark and single-handedly nabs it from under their noses. Though he had to crawl under a speeding truck to do it.


All that mayhem pays off when they find themselves in possession of the Ark with a boat out of Egypt waiting at the dock. The Germans, however, catch them on the high seas (Too easy), taking the Ark to a secret sub base in the Mediterranean (See Told you). Indy follows, only to end up tied to a post while the bad guys open the Ark up in front of them.



Turns out, that’s a big mistake (who knew). God comes down, tells the Nazis to go sit in a corner (if sitting in a corner is holy fire melting them to pudding), Indy and Marion stay safe thanks to the old “close your eyes”. The American government takes the Ark and promptly makes it disappear into a seriously gigantic warehouse.

In closing, Raiders of The Lost Ark is a classic you can really sink your teeth into. Its characters are memorable, the action is intense (remember the plane I mentioned?) it has laughs, and it has those nail biter moments. In all, this movie is a gritty look on what happens when man attempts to harness ultimate power. (MELTED NAZIS!!!) so I give Raiders a 7.5 out of 8 on the Hurt Scale (no not the pain scale) 


Written by, John Hurt. Edited by, Jack Flowers

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