By Darren Franich
Updated January 17, 2012 at 04:29 PM EST

The opening scenes of Raiders of the Lost Ark is generally regarded as one of the best action sequences ever. Now, animator Jeff Gurwood has painstakingly recreated that sequence as a stop-motion video, using uncannily spot-on sets and Hasbro action figures. There’s a lot to enjoy about the video — my favorite part is when the camera appears to dolly into a close-up on Indy right before he grabs the idol, a shot that I would imagine took about a month to create in stop-motion. And it’s impossible to ever get tired of the traitorous, doomed Alfred Molina doll. Check out the video:

Now, the question is: Will Spielberg himself watch this video and give Gurwood a job, like that dude who made the fake Tintin credits sequence?

Follow Darren on Twitter: @EWDarrenFranich

Read more:

Steven Spielberg: The EW Interview

‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ hits 30

Who was the real Indiana Jones?