Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Movie Clip Wednesday - Best Action Movie
Boxer is hosting a Movie Clip Wednesday Meme where everyone picks a clip from their favorite movies based on a weekly theme. This week's theme is BEST ACTION MOVIE. At first I thought this was going to be a really tough category. There are dozens of good action films out there. Some that immediately came to mind were Terminator, Die Hard and even Star Wars. Then I thought, no there is only one true action (adventure) movie that set the benchmark for all future action (adventure) movies. It has a great story line, likable hero, well written script, excellent cinematography, whole slew of action sequences and a bull whip. I'm talking about none other than Raiders of the Lost Ark. I love this movie and could watch it every day.
For the generally stick-figurish actor that he is, Harrison Ford played this part magnificently. I really don't like any of his other movies. And I think this is Spielberg's best movie, which is really saying something when compared to Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, ET and Saving Private Ryan.
I think the best scene in the movie is the fight scene in Marion Ravenwood's Tibetan Bar. I love the part when he's face down on the bar and says to Marion, "Whiskey?" The sound quality on this clip is pretty low, so you'll need to turn up the speakers (damn youtube). Enjoy.
And I think this is the funniest scene in the whole movie. Because after everything Indiana Jones went through to this point, only a woman could make him scream in pain like this.
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