I don't even know where to begin with this one but let me just tell you it FUCKING SUCKED!!.....
What the hell has happened to Spielberg?...he must have been high when he agreed to direct this piece of crap, and he must of been seriously trippin when he made it. Before I get into this I just want to let people know that I grew up watching Indiana Jones and I love all three of the previous movies, I wasn't expecting this one to live up to the standard of the earlier ones but I at least expected an exciting adventure story...how wrong I was, I think the best way to explain my issues with this movie is to break it down into segments so here we go....
Harrison Ford although he's a bit past it he still managed to shine as Indie, he felt like the classic Indie that had clearly been through alot since we last saw him.
Shia (Transformers, Disturbia) Labouf was also decent as Indie's estranged son Mutt, at first I thought I was going to hate this character but he worked well interacting with Harrison.
The rest of the characters were plagued by one note performances and virtually no character development, it was so basic it was borderline school play. I honestly did not care for any of them and actually at one point got annoyed because Ray Winstone's character (played Indie's sidekick) began mentioning their adventures during the second world war and I just found myself wishing they had made a flick of that adventure as opposed to this shoddy film.
Ok one thing I will say about Spielberg is that he knows how to make exciting action sequences, his car chases and stunt work is brilliant, but some of the (completely unnessesary) cgi work are just plain awful, cgi monkeys people, CGI MONKEYS!!
Also most of the outdoor scenes looked incredibly fake, it just felt like they were all done on sound stages which for someone as visual as Spielberg it just looks downright amataur.
This is the real clincher, without giving too much away what I will say (and this is not much of a spoiler) is that it involves FUCKING ALIENS and yes it sucks as much as it reads. This film is littered with plotholes, crappy dialogue and complete and utter stupidity. I know that Indiana Jones should be given some leeway with regards to plausability but this film was asking way too much from me.
Overall this was an incredibly weak movie by a so called powerhouse of a director and was certainly not worth the wait, I wish they had never bothered.