Ben Oliver

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

I’m making this up as I go.
07 May 2023

It’s bank holiday weekend so we’re watching the Indiana Jones trilogy. It’s been at least 10 years since I’ve seen these.

The first one holds up wonderfully. It’s hard to believe there’d be this much blood and this many Nazis if they made this today, but you can almost feel the catharsis from Spielberg as he has Indiana Jones mow them down for two hours.

Extremely entertaining, charming and funny—just as you remember it. It’s too easy to say “they don’t make them like this anymore” but the fact is they haven’t really make anything like these films before or since.

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