Raiders of the Lost Ark (AFI #66)

“dah dah DAH dah, dah dah dah. Dah dah DAH dah, dah dah dah dah DAH

I love Indiana Jones (big surprise there) oh so very very much. That opening sequence is probably the best action adventure scene ever. The one thing I remember from going to Disney World when I was 5 was the Indiana Jones show where they recreated that scene. Or maybe that memory is just so vivid for me because of its appearance on Full House (here’s the lead in to the clip since the beginning is cut off).

This is the first time I’ve watched this movie since playing Lego Indiana Jones last year. That game is some of the best shit ever. I was so addicted to it. And then I fnished it and got Lego Batman and quit playing that after the first day. But yeah, I kept on visualizing the scenes being played out with Legos.

This was also the first time I watched something on VHS on the new screen. As amazing as it makes the high quality recording stuff look, thats about how bad low quality stuff looks on it. For Indy, I could deal with that.

One more antecdote. One of the best things I’ve ever heard in the church, a couple years ago the pastor was talking about the Ark of the Covenant and telling one of the stories about the ark’s power and someone trying to look inside. Then he said “”We’ve all seen the movie. We know what happens”” Well, it was funny at the time.

Yes, so again, one of the best adventure movies ever. Harrison Ford is so fantastic and suave and so pretty. Im also always amused to see John Rhys-Davies. Most of you prolly know him best (besides here) as Gimli in LOTR, but for me he’ll always be Sliders’ Professor Arturo.

I mean there really isnt much else to say is there? This movie is just so classic. This and The Goonies are prolly my fave adventures.”

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