#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The year is 1936. An archeology professor named Indiana Jones is venturing in the jungles of South America searching for a golden statue. Unfortunately, he sets off a deadly trap but miraculously escapes. Then, Jones hears from a museum curator named Marcus Brody about a biblical artifact called The Ark of the Covenant, which can hold the key to humanly existence. Jones has to venture to vast places such as Nepal and Egypt to find this artifact. However, he will have to fight his enemy Rene Belloq and a band of Nazis in order to reach it.
Plot: When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.
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**Trailblazers of a Lost Art**
Little wonder James Cameron and Joss Whelon movies are the biggest box-office earners. They are masters of cinematic rhetoric. The unfolding dramatic situations and controlled dialogue are meticulously contrived. Cameron could probably have potted more if it wasn’t for his earnest, simplistic messages (rich bad; nature good). All three movies (_Titanic_, _Avatar_, _Avengers_) plot along comfortably then suddenly spike spectacularly.
But no one has ever laid on the cinematic charm and cajolery like Stephen Spielberg. He was by far the craftiest manipulator of action and melodrama there ever was. He was the progenitor of summer blockbusters and all-ages, all-nations spectacles. At his best he had a gift for re-living and realizing that ethereal and irresistible childhood awe.
If _Raiders of the Lost Ark_ (NOT the sequels… NO, not even the father- son one) was made today, exactly the same way, okay maybe in 3D with updated CGI, it would surely land at the top of the box-office heap. It is essentially the first comic book movie that wasn’t a comic book (bespectacled mild-mannered Archaeology prof by day and globe-trotting whip-wielding action hero on sabbatical). _Raiders of the Lost Ark_ (the first and only) is arguably the greatest adventure movie ever cooked up. And we, the abject audience, servile participants of the artifice, were licking its boots. We wanted Spielberg and his Indy to rope us in, reel us into the action, and completely have their way with us. We overlooked the emotional manipulation and contrived trappings because it was a pure freaking joy to watch, a Lucas produced godsend. Harrison Ford was born to play it just as Steven was born to direct it. It’s really too bad they had to brand and knock off inferior sequels that, while making oodles of money, tarnished the shine of the unsurpassed prototype.
Indiana Jones was the perfect reluctant action hero on a selfless mission. A whip-snapping, truck-wrangling, swordster-gunning, Nazi- brawling adventurer who was matched only by his headstrong and sassy love interest, one pistol of a gal who could drink any man under the table. Not enough credit has been given to the great Lawrence Kasdan as the writer of this marvellous adventure. The script is as close to perfect as anybody could scribe. Even a dialogue-heavy expository scene (poisoned dates) was infused with a tense element of suspense. Yes, the story was hyper-fictional, completely contrived, shamelessly far-fetched… and altogether delightful. I wasn’t expecting much when I went in to watch it back in 1981, but it had me wanting to do do back-flips on the way out. America’s own Fab Four, Larry, Steve, Harrison and George, put on an action-adventure clinic.
Possibly the only weak spot in the movie is the climax which had our hero and heroine tied to a stake while God, the almighty Mcguffin from the Old Testament, magically wrapped things up for them. “Don’t look” Indy warns, with his patented crooked grin. Are you kidding? We can’t possibly take out eyes off of this. With respect to lost Teddy Bears from space and anti-Nazi machinators, Raiders is Spielbergs greatest achievement. It is one of the finest films ever made, of its or any kind. It is, hands down, my desert island movie.
Good watch, could watch again, and can recommend.
For Spielberg’s American Alan Quartermaine, I can certainly understand what the hype is about, but I’ve never been a big fan myself.
For starters, Nazis are boring. I’m sure they were all the rage once upon a time as a classic villain, but it doesn’t do much for me.
Harrison Ford, of course, carries the movie, but Karen Allen plays really well with him throughout the movie and is amazing in her own right.
If nothing else, Spielberg is able to shoot a powerful atmosphere, and the movie is captivating and engaging.
It’s not something I can watch over and over, but when I do watch it I know I’m going to get drawn in and have a great time.
Magnificent action-packed adventure film that spawned two sequels and numerous copies
It’s the first part of adventures trilogy , going on the way of the 30s classic films and the Comics-Books language. The picture blends comedy,adventures action,rip roaring,cliff hunger,tongue-in-cheek and is extremely entertaining and fun . The archaeologist Indiana Jones with his bull whip-wielding and hat will confront dastard Nazis (Ronald Lacey) in Peru, Nepal and Egypt to the obtaining the Moiseh ark with the Covenant’s tables . He’s only helped by two feisty adventurers (Karen Allen and John Rhys Davies) . Indy fights nasty Arabs , decodes hieroglyphics and faces off hundreds of snakes . The movie attempts to go on the path from great classics during the 30-40s and the comic-books narrative along with the special characteristics of the terror cinema of 80 decade.
Dr.Indiana executes feats of derring-do in various exotics countries. The action highlights include the opening sequence in a Peruvian jungle temple and the creepy and spooky final, but some scenes aren’t for squeamish kids . It’s realized in James Bond style and high-adventure and it is driven with enormous , formidable fair-play . This breathtaking movie has a number of scenes that will have you on the edge of your seat, but the action never lets up . The enjoyable screenplay was wonderfully written by George Lucas (film’s producer) , Philip Kauffman and Lawrence Kasdan . In the picture there’re several exotic locations , cliff-hangers, tongue-in-cheek , daring escapes , rip-roaring , derring-do , it is a very bemusing cinematic roller-coaster ride . It’s a throw-back to old-fashioned Technicolor amusement with hints of serial with thousands of dollars in budget .
Harrison Ford interprets masterfully the daredevil and brave archaeologist transformed into an action man . Karen Allen plays his untameable and impulsive couple who’ll have a little romance with Indy . The movie has great loads of action , special effects galore and the habitual and excellent , as always , John Williams musical core . Dazzling action set-pieces are stunningly mounted by Steven Spielberg . The film has entered the lists of ten most popular of all time . It is followed by ¨Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom¨ and¨ The last Crusade¨. And by the TV series ,also produced by George Lucas : ¨The young Indiana Jones¨with Sean Patrick Flannery .It’s a must see for the adventures fans . Rating : Awesome.
STILL THE MASTERPIECE!!!
What are all those freakin’ bulls**t reviews with 7 stars and less? Especially 1 or 2 stars? Persons who recommend garbage movies like The Mummy or Tomb Raider instead of this instant classic! I consider them NOT to be cineasts and not to have any clue of filmmaking.
Why is INDIANA JONES a classic character? Well, you see it in the first minutes of this one. It is simply one of the best and coolest introductions of a main character. And hands down, Harrison Ford is so much better than all other “Adventurers”, because he is charismatic, charming, cool and smart.
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK still is an cinematic experience. Not this rubbish modern CGI, shaky cam garbage, causing headache to normal thinking people.
RAIDERS has a very good cast, with Karen Allen, Paul Freeman (especially him), Ronald Lacey, John Rhys Davies and Denholm Elliott. One of John Williams’ best scores! A soundtrack lke this one (or the Bond movies in the 60s, 70s and 80s, Rocky, Star Wars etc.), you won’t find anymore. These were the times were a soundtrack had tunes to remember and not just loud, dumb and monotone sounds. Legendary composers like John Williams, Ennio Morricone, John Barry, Bernard Herrmann or Jerry Goldsmith. The cinematography, by another legend Douglas Slocombe, is just fantastic. Real sets, real locations, suspense and humour…and not humour of the silly sort like half of the MCU or The Mummy, because Indiana Jones is a serious character with a lot of irony, but he knows his situations and doesn’t dance in front of the baddies in a very serious and dangerous situation (just fpr some lame, silly laughs).
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Genre Action, Adventure
Director Steven Spielberg
Writer Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay by), George Lucas (story by), Philip Kaufman (story by)
Actors Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey
Country USA, UK
Awards Won 4 Oscars. Another 31 wins & 24 nominations.
Production Company Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm Ltd.
Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints), Dolby Digital (IMAX version), IMAX 6-Track (IMAX version), Dolby Atmos (IMAX version), Datasat (IMAX version), SDDS (IMAX version), Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex-X, Panavision C-Series Lenses
Laboratory Metrocolor, USA
Film Length 3,129 m (Sweden, cut version), 3,160 m (Sweden, uncut version)
Negative Format Eastman Coor Negative Film, 100T, Type 5247(B) (Anamorphic), Eastman Color Negative Film, 100T, Type 5247(B) (anamorphic)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2021 remaster), Dolby Vision, VistaVision (special effects), Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 8 mm, Eastma Color SP Print Film, Type 5383 (anamorphic), Eastman Color SP Print Film Type 5383, 16 mm, 35 mm, 70 mm (blow-up)