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  • Writer's pictureShantanu Rastogi

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

As a new Indiana Jones movie is approaching soon this year, we thought of going back and revisit the previous entries of the series! Starting with the first one:

Raiders of the Lost Ark is a classic adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1981. The movie stars Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, a rugged and charismatic archaeologist who embarks on a quest to find the Ark of the Covenant, a biblical artifact with immense power.

The film's storyline is engaging, and it keeps the audience hooked from start to finish. The action sequences are well-executed, and the movie does a great job of blending adventure, humour, and romance. The chemistry between Harrison Ford and Karen Allen, who plays Marion Ravenwood, is undeniable, and their banter adds depth & fun to the film's story.

However, while Raiders of the Lost Ark is an enjoyable and entertaining movie, it does have its flaws. The pacing can be a bit slow at times, and some of the plot elements feel contrived. Additionally, some characters are underdeveloped, and their motivations are not always clear, which sometimes feels out of place.



Raiders of the Lost Ark is a fun and exciting adventure movie with a great cast and impressive visuals. However, it is not without its flaws, and it may not appeal to everyone. Nevertheless, it remains a classic of the adventure genre and is worth watching for anyone who loves action-packed movies.


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