Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (mini-review++)

raid.jpg(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

acting 8

directing 10

effects 10

editing 9

writing 8


5 out of 5 🐙


What more can be said about the greatest adventure flick ever made? Nothing. OK, I’ll give you a little observation that’s probably pretty common knowledge in the movie forums and among big fans. SUPPLEMENTARY SPOILER ALERT: If Indy had done nothing and, in actuality, even helped the Nazis find the Ark, the bad guys would have been killed anyway. So the whole adventure was pointless. Does that bum me out or make it any less enjoyable? Hell no.







(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)


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