No matter which scene you take from Steven Spielberg’s grandiose adventure film “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, almost every one is iconic, be it Indy’s escape from the rolling boulder in the incredibly entertaining and fast-paced opening sequence, his descent into the literal snake pit or that epic horror finale with melting Nazis in front of the opened Ark of the Covenant.
You can experience all this with the Amazon Prime Video subscription at no additional cost, because Amazon has finally brought “Raiders of the Lost Ark” back to its streaming offer for Prime subscribers after a long break.
» “Raiders of the Lost Ark” on Amazon Prime Video*
But it gets even better: If you’re already in Indy fever anyway, you can keep watching, because the subscription includes parts 2-4 in addition to part 1. A leisurely rewatch of the entire (so far, because part 5 is yet to come…) adventure saga with “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” and “Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull” so nothing stands in the way.
And if you’ve never seen the Indiana Jones movies, now is the time to do so. After all, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” occupied in our DashFUN list of the best adventure films of all time #1 – and really well deserved. For the author of these lines, the perfect action-adventure is even one of the best films of all time. And while many of Indy’s favorites are Part 3 starring Sean Connery as Professor Jones, Sr., I definitely think Raiders of the Lost Ark is the best part of the series.
Rarely has a film hero been introduced as congenially as in the beginning of the saga. The entire opening sequence is simply a highly suspenseful and tongue-in-cheek masterpiece.
To see how Indy (Harrison Ford) with a hat and whip risking his life captures the golden artefact, then lets himself be snatched away again and only escapes with great difficulty in the seaplane, in which, of all things, one of the snakes he hates waiting for him pulls you right into the adventure and right from the start paints an accurate picture of the adventurous character you are dealing with here. The whole thing is perfectly accompanied by the cult score of composer legend John Williams.
But the successors are of course also more than impressive – Parts 1 to 3 form the perfect adventure trilogy, and they all received the maximum rating of five stars from DashFUN. And parts 2 and 3 can of course also be found in our list of the best adventure films: “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” in 12th place, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” in 8th place.
And the fourth part, which is unloved by many, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” isn’t bad either, but it just can’t reach the class of its predecessors by far. We are particularly excited to see how the saga will end with Harrison Ford’s last appearance as a cult archaeologist. The untitled Indiana Jones 5 hits theaters June 29, 2023 – Incidentally, for the first time in an Indy adventure, Steven Spielberg is not directing this, but James Mangold (“Logan – The Wolverine”).
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