A disappointment that doesn't reach the level of greatness of the first three. I still thought the action sequences were good and I thought there were good elements like the discovery of the skull, the motorcycle chase in the city, and Harrison Ford's performance. The things that made this movie a disappointment was the fact that some of the action was tensionless because Indiana Jones was never really challenged physically like he was on the other three movies and he seemed to be on top of things throughout. The script did not live up to the other three films either and Karen Allen's return as Marion felt forced. The finales of the other movies were fantastic and they were edge of your seat greatness, but the finale here relied too heavily on cgi to try to entertain and it just didn't feel like Indiana Jones when watching it. Overall I didn't end up hating the film like others would and I thought there were entertaining elements here, but in the end the film ends up being disappointing compared to the other three movies.
Run of the mill generic disney garbage. The movie was just too stupid and cartoonish for my taste. I would have tried to enjoy the car scenes except I couldn't because whenever Herbie would do a trick, the filmmakers would use fake as hell cgi. All the jokes failed to make me laugh because the humor consists of unfunny slapstick and some crappy written lines from the actors. The acting is just bland and forgettable from just about everybody and Michael Keaton was wasted because he had absolutely nothing to do here. The story is just recycled bull crap that you have seen on countless other movies and nothing was ever new or original. In the end, this is just a cash grab that is bland and forgettable and ends up being one of the worst disney films I have ever seen.
In my personal opinion, I feel that this is the best Indiana Jones film. This just had the right amount of everything that makes a Indiana Jones movie great. It had the right amount of action, heart, charm, and wit. I also feel that this movie had an even better story than the previous two installments. Harrison Ford owns the role of the best archaeologist in cinema history and Sean Connery as Dr. Henry Jones adds the sense of humor and emotion that this film needed. Another thing that made the movie spectacular was that we got to see more of Indiana's backstory. The chemistry between Harrison Ford and Sean Connery here is the heart of the film and it was very engrossing to see them on screen together. John Williams composed such a fantastic and memorable score throughout all these films and it made all the great action sequences and other iconic moments awesome to watch. I loved the other two films, but with this one I felt it had an edge to it.