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Strap Yourselves into Your Seat Boys and Girls...,
This review is from: Indiana Jones - Raiders Of The Lost Ark - Special Edition [DVD] (DVD)You are in for the ride of your life! If you love adventure, romance, murder, mystery and intrigue this movie is for you. It has it all.
The expectations were high when George Lucas and Steven Spielberg got together to make this movie. They set the bar a couple of notches higher with this film.
What boy or man hasn't dreamed of finding lost treasure? And what girl or woman hasn't dreamed of a dark mysterious man who literally sweeps her off her feet and takes her for an adventure she never forgets.
From the opening scene where Indiana Jones finds a small gold statue and almost gets crushed by a giant bolder to finding of the lost arc of the covenant we follow our hero and his romantic interest through caves, tombs and wild car chases that rival any movie ever done.
Harrison Ford is exceptional as the hero who thrives on adventure. His quick mind and Critical Thinking skills get him out of many a tight situation throughout the movie. A boy at heart with the knowledge as deep as the tombs he explores. One minute he is teaching a class in archeology. The next minute he is being dragged under a truck in the desert. As he says in one telling line to Marion "It's not the years, it's the miles!"
Karen Allen plays the heroine Marion with the right mix of spunk, sexiness and the girl next door look that men desire. She can take care of herself in tough situation, but has a kind and vulnerable side as well. Her unwilling attraction to our hero provides the sparks for romance and arguments that make the movie just plain fun!
Overall this is the "Gold Standard" for adventure movies!
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