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100 Years of Movies in 100 Days – Day 72 – Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

I've got a bad feeling about this...

I've got a bad feeling about this...

With yet another busy day ahead of me, I got the jump on Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark beginning at midnight. I don’t know how I managed to stay awake for the entire movie, espeially as exhausted as I was after yesterday’s activities, but I did.

Yesterday’s Blues Brothers was ultimately disappointing, save for a few good songs and a couple of catchy one liners (“We’re on a mission from God.”), so it was nice to be able to fall back on an old classic. Now that I think about it, Indy has been in my life since I was a kid. Not only was I a fan of the movie series (except for the recent Crystal Skull debacle), but I remember having my Indy lunch box during my elementary years, the various Indy computer games throughout my youth and that eternal theme song playing through my head on random occassions thoroughout my life. And then, of course, there’s the Indy ride at Disneyland, a classic and a favorite.

Snakes... Why'd it have to be snakes??

Snakes... Why'd it have to be snakes??

My feeling, as far as making more Indy movies in the future is similar to my thoughts on making more Die Hard‘s. If the script is good, go for it! Just leave Shia LaDouche LaBeouf out of it. Unless the story involves Indy whipping him a la Passion of the Christ. Anyway, on that note, off to another busy day! Enjoy your Sunday everyone and I’ll see you back here tomorrow, after I’ve watched (for the first time) The Thing.

P.S. – If you’re up forit, here’s some more great 1981 movies: The Evil Dead, Das Boot, For Your Eyes Only, Escape from New York, Time Bandits, Body Heat, Fox and the Hound, History of the World, Part 1 and Blow Out. Did I miss any?

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