I watched this back when it was on TV over Easter.
Believe it or not this was the first time I’ve properly watched this film. I have caught bits here and there over the years when it’s been on TV but never really sat and watched it all.
I know this film is beloved by many, and has become a staple of Christmas or Easter, due probably to it always being on the box during these times.
But I’m not a fan.
Which i find weird, because i do really like an adventure film. They’re great weekend afternoon films, and trust me, I LOVE a weekend afternoon film.
I’m not saying it’s a bad film. It’s not, it’s just that found it really long, kinda boring, and pretty monotone.
Please don’t hate me.
I think it’s because I’m a child of National Treasure.
That’s my Indiana Jones.
Someone tweeted the other day, that sometimes not watching a film at the time of its release, or having no nostalgic hold to it can mean a “classic film” doesn’t feel like a “classic” film to you.
And it’s true.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve watched plenty of films from before i was born and instantly loved them. But they had something that grabbed me, and that’s the beauty of film. Although they bring us all together, we see them differently. We all take different things from them.
I love that to many this film holds the loveliest of memories, but to me, i might put it on at Christmas while i try snooze.