“Indiana Jones. I always knew someday you’d walk through my door. I never doubted that. Something made inevitable.”
The following commentary is the result of one of those rare random ideas that actually gets put into practice and becomes something more than a mere idea or joke. My good friend Journey and I decided that doing a sort of combined review of a film would be fun and Raiders of the Lost Ark was picked to be the lab rat. The end product here is not so much a combined review as it is a combined commentary on the interesting points of the movie, since we kind of went off in our own directions – predictably, each went the way of personally favoured fields (e.g. I to the visuals and he to the music) – and anyway, Raiders has probably been reviewed to death by now. So let’s get down to business… and we hope it’s an enjoyable read for everyone else! It was fun to write anyway. haha (If you need a synopsis of the movie, just check out the Wiki page.)
Indiana Jones. Treasure hunter, adventurer and part-time archaeologist. (Or maybe it should be the other way around…) The character was the brainchild of George Lucas and the movies surrounding Indiana Jones were the result of director Steven Spielberg’s magic touch. Raiders of the Lost Ark was the first of these movies. It was released in 1979 and became an instant hit, with Indiana Jones as the archaeologist’s equivalent of James Bond but with less hi-tech gadgetry and dashing suits. The combination of a clever script, great cast performances, well-defined aesthetic and delightful music make this a timeless film that’s worth talking about.