31 Day Film Challenge – Day 26: A Film That Should Never Have Had A Sequel

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981 D: Steven Spielberg, W: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas, Philip Kaufman)

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I’m not saying that Raiders of the Lost Ark should never have a sequel. I just wish it wasn’t the sequels we got. Have you tried to watch Indiana Jones and the Lost Crusade lately? Raiders of the Lost Ark was the greatest thing a 12 year old boy could ask for. The other movies were distant shadows of the original, with increasingly disconnected plots, chase scenes and gags. I couldn’t even make it through the last one. This particular entry just barely beat out the following films that also shouldn’t have had a sequel: The Hills Have Eyes, CHUD, The Blues Brothers, Escape From New York. If you even try to convince me there was a good reason for Escape From L.A., we need to talk.

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