So why is Raiders of the Lost Arc an amazing movie, while Crystal Skull is a terrible movie? Lets talk about the problems: 1) Indy survived a nuclear blast in a fridge in Skull, while Indy survives taking a ride outside of a submarine in Raiders. 2) The endings are stupid in both - God's wrath vs aliens. 3) The final outcome in Raiders would have basically been the same had Indy not been involved. Similar plot issue in Skulls. I am getting at a similar thing here that I did with the Lucas thread. I feel that had Raiders come out now, it would be panned as silly and would not have the status that it currently has in the movie community.