Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark ★★★★★

I didn't grow up with Indiana Jones. The first time I saw it, in my 20s, I was underwhelmed because all the best bits have been endlessly parodied so it held few surprises. Revisiting it ten years later, I was actually blown away by how fun and well-paced it is. It's way more horror-tinged than I remembered too. Not just the ending, but throughout, with the cackling corpses and impaled Alfred Molina stuff. Seeing Nazis get decked is nice.