Overstreet, on 07 September 2011 - 01:59 PM, said:
There's a 20-something movie buff who follows the Through a Screen Darkly page on Facebook who argues that Raiders is "boring" and as ridiculous as any of the Indiana Jones series. (He also "hates" the score for Raiders... calls it "possibly the *worst* thing Williams has ever done." He then argues that Phantom Menace is the pinnacle of Williams' scores.)
I mention this only to say that I think plenty of young people who weren't around when Raiders was released don't understand why that movie remains significant to many of us here, or why we would treat it differently than "Episode 4."
? What. The. Heck. Is this kid watching? I'll grant any of the other Indiana Jones movies (though I'll defend Crystal Skull
against most comers)...but Raiders
? I think my head just exploded. Sheesh.
I'll bet he thinks Last Crusade
is the best of the lot.
predates my arrival on this planet by about six years, so I probably don't "understand" in the sense of not experiencing the importance of the movie. But anyone who claims to be a "movie buff" should have some idea what's going on there, even without having lived through it.
Also, the comments on Williams' score are ridiculous. Clearly his best work was in Hook
. Which, come to think of it, was also Spielberg's best movie.
[I joke, I joke]