mitchellyoung - wrote on 03/24/13
In a perfect homage to swashbuckling early American serial films, Raiders of the Lost Ark is pure entertainment. Harrison Ford creates an iconic movie hero - complete with the right level of poise and wit - and the film easily jumps from memorable action sequence to the next. It never takes its foot off the pedal, but Spielberg adds the right blend of sight gags and light-hearted humor to offset the furious action. Movies like National Treasure will try to emulate Raiders, but it's one of a kind and the excitement it generates cannot be duplicated.