How would you rate the fourth Indiana Jones movie, The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), with other Indy movies?

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Finally saw Indy 4 movie (spoilers).

My friend, his two friends, and I went to see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull movie today at a local old AMC theatre (film format, no digital picture). The theater was almost full, and we had to sit almost near the front and splitted into three groups. At least we got free drinks and popcorns with the coupons (still valid, yay!) I got from my employer's free prescreen showing.

The movie started out with a mound that almost looked like an ant hill, and I knew ants were in the movie. It got me excited until a furry creature popped up. :( The next few scenes were decent like the wooden crates scene that I remember from my #1 favorite Indy movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark's ending. Even that awesome ark makes a cameo.

When Indy met his unknown son (Mutt -- he wasn't annoying like in Transformers movie), things got slow but I was OK with that. It wasn't dumb that I was expecting. In the jungle scenes, things got too silly (cheesy funny unlike previous Indy movies) for me like the big snake as a rope (poor snake -- must had died at the end), the chase, Mutt scenes (fighting with a sword and swinging), falling off the waterfalls three times, etc. There were too much computer generated (CG) scenes even though I read that very little was going to be used (seems a lot to me). Aliens, flying saucer, portal, knowledge power, etc. What the heck? This is not the right movie for those things! No gross/disturbing scenes (e.g., melting heads, hearts pulled out, body aging quickly)? Ugh. I had no problems with Russians being the bad guys.

I did enjoy the ant scenes (drawings and swarms (like in The Scorpion King movie). And now, I want a crystal skull so I can control ants, others, and YOU!

My old church friend also thought this fourth Indy movie wasn't good either. We're both old school and grew up together with the first three movies. We loved them, even the least favorite, Temple of Doom. We were both expecting something religion-related (good theme) and not some silly aliens. I am rating this movie slightly lower (5/10) than the second movie, Temple of Doom (6/10). I was hoping it would be better than that second movie, not worse! The movie is still fun to watch, but it is not good as the previous ones. My current best to least favorite Indy movies are: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Last Crusade, Temple of Doom, and Kingdom of Crystal Skull. I am most likely not buying the fourth movie on digital video disc/DVD. I am glad that I didn't go far and waste more money for a better theater to see this disappointing anticipated movie in one of my favorite series.
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I agree with the South Park kids. Indy 4 movie was awful.

VideoSift shares an one minute funny South Park clip (should be safe -- nothing horrible) from last night's episode (season 12 premiere), The China Probrem.
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How Indiana Jones 4 Should Have Ended

VideoSift shares a funny animated two minutes and 20 seconds YouTube video showing "How Indiana Jones 4 Should Have Ended".
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Rewatched Indy 4 movie on KNBC4.1.

Your overlord rewatched it again in high definition (HD) and with better audio setup, but they didn't help much. Just the colors and audio were better in details (no shaky dirty film). Ratings remain the same. As Shia always say "no no no no no ..." to more Indy sequels! Please! :(
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NBC really <3s this movie.

On CATurday night, the 24th, the movie will be shown on National Broadcast Company (NBC) again for Americans! Your overlord won't be watching it again even for the computer generated ants. :P
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/. poll results.

/. seems to have low votes for the fourth movie. People hate it. :)
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Indiana Jones Movie Preview Review Kingdom of Crystal Skull...

NOTE: THIS VIDEO IS GONE AS OF 7/30/2011 8:30 PM PDT.

VideoSift shares a nine minutes and 57 seconds YouTube video showing: "A Movie Preview Review for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Planning on seeing Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull this movie going weekend? Then check out this indepth movie preview review of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Also, watch the movie preview trailer for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull before watching this movie preview review of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."

Also, it compares other wannabes too.
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