Now Raiders came out when I was a young kid. I was young enough I never really soaked in the story. Sure, people getting their faces melted off was cool, but I never really took the whole story in. I got temple of doom, and the 'maybe a little over-hollywooded' Last Crusade (the reason I say "over-hollywooded" is if you compare the ending of it to raiders.... it seems a little 'too good')... but not Raiders. True, its been on TNT and TNN enough that I should caught it, but I only got bits and pieces. This past weekend I actually sat down and let the whole movie soak in. It is, by far, one of the greatest adventure movies to date. I was truely amazed at how well it stood the test of time, and how great the indiana jones character was (can you imagine if they cast Tom Selleck?).
I can't think of anything bad about the movie (maybe the effects, but they are good for the day). The best part? The ending... the warehouse. Talking to the government officals about it... Man does that just cap the movie off!
Seriously, a movie worthy of being watched every once and a while. If you haven't seen it in a few years, dust it off and watch it again.
I think I may have to dig out old 'great' movies and rewatch them with a more critical eye. I glazed over too much of the stories as a kid (cause I was more enamoured by effects and making sure the good guy won).