Usually don't give a shit about swearing but the overabundance of profanity juxtaposed against fun playful music & toothless action makes for a bizarre viewing experience. A film that's very pleased with itself.
Pretty much grokked the formula 10-15 mins in: it's Gaspar Noé's Chimes at Midnight. If this sounds insufferably pretentious to you, I'm sure it's an awful experience. But me? I kinda love it.
The artifice isn't particularly complex, but then again neither is Indiana Jones's. It's extremely easy to sit & rag on every moment that happens in Raiders of the Lost Ark if you simply refuse to accept the reality with which you're presented, but then you'd be depriving yourself of one of the greatest cinematic experiences ever crafted.
Like most people, I'd always seen it included in highlight packages expounding around the great cinema experiences of all time. Surely, my immature brain assumed, it's in there because they fit an incredible number of extras into frame, and the inherent beauty of filming in the desert, right?
Turns out the film is so much more than that. The first time you watch it, you're really struck by what TE Lawrence was able to accomplish. Unless you're already acquainted with…