CBS airs 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark', nostalgic fans say the '80s classic is 'just perfect in every way'
It is set in the 1930s, and the Nazis have just discovered the location of Ark Of The Covenant
Some films just make for a jovial Sunday night watch, and 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark' is undoubtedly one of them. There's just something about Steven Spielberg's fantastical yarn that makes for a perfect escape from the gloom of current times. In the film, Harrison Ford, as the archaeologist Indiana Jones, is a suave professor, until its the holidays. And then he becomes the whip-cracking adventurer that we know and love.
The film decides to give grim history a bizarre twist. It is set in the 1930s, and the Nazis have just discovered the location of Ark Of The Covenant. The film is packed with all sorts of absurdly enjoyable features, including spiders and skulls.
CBS aired the film for a Sunday Night Movie special, and this was a delightful treat for fans who were in lockdown. Viewers tweeted about their favorite and iconic moments, and what makes the adventure film such a classic, even today. Here's the lowdown on what fans say.
"Caught first hour of #RaidersoftheLostArk on #CBSMovieNight just to see how it plays on network TV. The opening still dazzles, though never would have been letterboxed when played in the '80s. Paired with #TheLastDance the '80s had serious analysis tonight," a fan wrote.
"If any movie showcases Spielberg's mastery of pacing, choreography, spatial dynamics, and setups and payoffs during action sequences, it's #RaidersOfTheLostArk. Cameron, Miller, even the Russo Bros. worship at the altar that is Spielberg," tweeted a fan. "Perfectly cast. Perfect direction and editing. Perfect pacing. Gorgeous voices. Gorgeous scenery. Perfect. #RaidersOfTheLostArk," a fan wrote.
"The greatness of "movie brats" Coppola, Scorsese, Lucas, De Palma, and Spielberg is how they took the cinema of their youth and repurposed it for modern audiences. THE GODFATHER, MEAN STREETS, STAR WARS, BLOW OUT, and #RaidersOfTheLostArk are the epitome of this," a fan tweeted.
#SundayNightMovie and it’s like I’ve traveled back to my childhood. Yes, I own #RaidersoftheLostArk but watching it like this brings back fond memories. This is the kind of stuff that we need right now.,#ChildhoodMemories," a fan wrote.
"Raiders of the Lost Ark is my favorite movie of all time. #RaidersOfTheLostArk," a fan tweeted.
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