Saturday, November 3, 2012

Watching Raiders of the Lost Ark(and Indiana Jones quotes!:)

Well, I FINALLY got to watch Raiders of the Lost Ark, a.k.a ROTLA. Check out my other post on Indy here. BTW, I own none of these pics.
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It was... bedazzling.Amazing. Astounding! Perfect. Spectacular. Stunning! Just like the book. Okay, I loved it. No, I loveloveloved it! Basically, the story is:
It's 1936. Hitler is rising to power- and he wants the Ark of the Covenant because he thinks it will make him powerful. After Indy returns home from his search for the Capochyan idol(love the boulder scene -see a clip here!),the American Government hires him,the famous archaeologist Dr. Jones, to find it before the Nazi's do- and to figure out what's going on. Can Indy triumph over the forces of evil? He heads to his old friend Abner Ravenwood, a collector of Ark-related artifacts, to find out. He tracks Abner down to a remote bar in Nepal, only to find Abner's dead, and his feisty, beautiful daughter Marion (who happens to be Indy's ex-girlfriend from when he was younger.) is stuck running the bar. She won't help Indy, and so he leaves. The Nazis arrive, start a fight, and nearly kill Marion but Indy heard the noise, returned, and saved her. You go, Indy!  There's a big fight between Nazis/Indiana/Sherpas/Mongolians, but Indy and Marion win. Of course! :)Marion says she'll help Indy,so, they head to Egypt to meet his friend Sallah. They find the Nazis digging  for the Ark, but realize they're digging in the wrong place. *Spoiler Alert* Marion is kidnapped by the Nazi's main man, Belloq. Indy thinks she's dead, but.. she's not! Indy finds the ark, only to have Belloq steal it from him and then Belloq locks Indy and Marion in the Well of Souls, were the Ark was. They escape from a snake filled chamber. After a bloody fight scene,(We fast forwarded a little of this scene), Indy sends Marion and Sallah off to get transportation to America and announces he's off to find the Ark. There is a spectacular fight between Indy and a bunch of Nazi vehicles! It was soo good! They eventually recover the Ark, and Indy and Marion get on a boat with it to head back to America. There is a long kissing scene we also fast forwarded. Suddenly, the Nazis take over the ship. Indy manages to escape but they take Marion. Indy rides atop their submarine to their secret island, where, after a failed attempt form Indy to stop, them, they open the Ark. Definitely fast forward this scene! The wrath of God destroys the Nazis rather graphically. Indy and Marion get the Ark and head home. Now  just have to see Temple of Doom, Last Crusade, and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull!!!
All in all, I give it 5 stars, although there were a few(4) bad words and the three objectionable scenes I mentioned.  Other than that, I really enjoyed the movie! Thanks SOOO much to Dad for letting me and Christopher watch it!
Christopher's Notes:
"I liked the part where Marion hit the man with the frying pan and dragged him away. I also liked how when the airfield blew up, Belloq said "Jones!" My other favorite part was when  the guy was being all scary with the sword and Indy calmly shot him.:)
Thanks, Christopher!
Now I leave you with this:





Belloq: How odd that it should end this way for us after so many stimulating encounters. I almost regret it. Where shall I find a new adversary so close to my own level? 
Indiana: Try the local sewer. 

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Marion: You're not the man I knew ten years ago. 
Indiana: It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage. 

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Indiana: You want to talk to God? Let's go see him together, I've got nothing better to do. 
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Sallah: Indy, why does the floor move? 
Indiana: Give me your torch. 
[Indy takes the torch and drops it in
Indiana: Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes? 
Sallah: Asps... very dangerous. You go first. 
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Indiana: The Ark of the Covenant, the chest that the Hebrews used to carry around the Ten Commandments. 
Major Eaton: What, you mean THE Ten Commandments? 
Indiana: Yes, the actual Ten Commandments, the original stone tablets that Moses brought down from Mt. Horeb and smashed, if you believe in that sort of thing... 
[the officers stare at him blankly
Indiana: Didn't any of you guys ever go to Sunday school? 
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Indiana: Do we need the monkey? 
Marion: I'm surprised at you. Talking that way about our baby. He's got your looks, too. 
Indiana: And your brains.

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Indiana:There's a big snake in the plane, Jock!
Jock: Oh, that's just my pet
Indiana: I hate snakes, Jock! I hate 'em! 
Jock: Come on! Show a little backbone, will ya?


Which one of these quotes is your fave? Comment and let me know!  Bye for now! Thanks for reading!

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