With the latest Indy movie now out in theaters, I wanted to revisit just how much I love Raiders of the Lost Ark. Raiders is George Lucas and Steven Spielberg's homage to the old Republic serials which gave viewers thrill-a-minute action and crazy cliffhangers.
It goes without saying that Harrison Ford is perfectly cast as the globe trotting acheologist. He gives Indy a flawed vulnerability that is all but gone in the other Indy films. Spielberg also paces out all the action sequences expertly and never makes it feel too unbelievable or redundant. Put all these elements together with John Williams' rousing music (click on link below) and you've got yourself a winner!