Episode 172: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Ahhh, Dr. Jones! So nice that you could join me at my evil table! Pull up an evil chair and have a tall cold glass of evil, brought to you by our most evil waiter. As we enjoy this evil breeze, let me welcome you to the latest series at Max, Mike; Evil . . . I mean, Movies: “That Sure Was 1981.” In this series, our evil hosts have decided to focus on one single year, chosen at random from a list offered up by our most diabolical listeners, and focus just on the major movies of that year.  Which year, you ask? Why, 1981, of course, that most evil of years. What makes it so evil, you ask? Because it’s the year that “Raiders of the Lost Ark” came out, and what could be more evil than that? It just is, understand? Evil! Now hand over that priceless vintage Captain Crunch whistle ring and we’ll . . .  no! He’s getting away! After him you fools! In the meantime, give a listen and see how well this forty-year-old movie . . . oh lord, really? Forty years? Give a listen.  I have to sit down before my hip spontaneously breaks.

Poll question: What movie cameo by a movie star or other famous figure caught you most by surprise or was the most fun?

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2 thoughts on “Episode 172: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)”

  1. To be clear, I think “raiders” is a fantastic movie and I loved old serials so it ticked a lot of boxes for me. Even on first release I had some misgivings about Nazis being portrayed as super/cartoon villains and over the years it is something that bugs me more and more as they seem to slip into a fictionalized version of what horrors they really were.

    Poll question: The appearance of Peter Falk as himself in the German film “Wings of Desire”. He is a total surprise and delight! I love that film but he really added something to it only he could.

    1. I can totally see your point about the Nazis. They make such easy, disposable villains and adventure movies rarely if ever take moments to deal with WHY they were so awful; it’s just accepted.

      Thanks for the poll answer! Take a BumpyBrick, the easy way to carry BumpyBux!

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