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It is not easy to remember events from 30 years ago but this is one that is clear in my somewhat limited memory bank. My wife and I were looking for a movie to attend. We were new parents and had secured the most precious of resources for the evening- a babysitter.

Without knowing anything about the movie we picked Raiders of the Lost Ark. Wow what a great time we had- well I think I had a better time than my wife did- but an instant top 10 favorite movie experience of all time was born.

Steven Spielberg and George Lucas went on to make 4 films in the series:

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981); Where we meet Dr. Jones and learn that the only thing he fears is- yes you guessed it SNAKES.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984): A mistake of a movie- the creators got carried away and you can skip it altogether.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989):The introduction of Indy’s father played by Sean Connery. A wonderfully funny adventure.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008): Indy comes out of retirement and meets the next generation.

Fr. Robert Barron has an interesting twist on the Spiritual dimensions of the series in the clip below. As a fan of the series this was a way of looking at the movies that i had not considered.

And just for the fun of it here is the original trailer for Raiders of the Lost Ark:

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