Dear George Lucas, the circle is now complete. FUCK YOU!
Dear Steven Spielberg, get the hell away from George Lucas.
Dear Harrison Ford, it's okay to say "no thank you" and walk away.
The Movie:Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull... I liked this movie better when it starred Brendan Fraser and was called The Mummy Returns. Both movie's endings have all hell breaking loose while people are watching a kingdom get sucked into the ground. For The Mummy Returns, it somehow made sense. But in an Indiana Jones movie, WTF!
The Heroes: In the first three movies Indy was a beaten, bloodied, tired, worn out man's man. Indiana Jones is now suppose be an older guy. Duh. Remember that whole "...not the years, it's the millage". In this movie Indiana Jones has the durability of a T-1000. Shia LaBeouf's Mutt Williams character. It's sort of a shame his character comes off more as the sidekick rather than who he really is. Getting to see Karen Allen play Marion Ravenwood again is great. Unfortunately she was brought back for this movie. I would have preferred a Dear John letter.
The Villains: Go back, sit down, and watch Raiders of the Lost Ark. Of the first three movies, overall it had the best main villains and henchmen. Seriously. Honestly watch Raiders and pay attention to how the villain characters were written, the actors performances, and how the characters (all the bad guys) were introduced. Everything involving the villains in Raiders should be written into a text book and taught in writing classes.
Raiders of the Lost Ark: Paul Freeman as Dr. Rene Belloq - One of the greatest James Bond villains ever created who was actually not in a James Bond movie.
Temple of Doom: Amrish Puri as Mola Ram - He had a big smile, evil laugh, and pulled dudes' beating hearts out of their chest!
Last Crusade: Alison Doody as Dr. Elsa Schneider - She was a young-smart-hot Austrian woman who used sex as her main weapon.
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: Cate Blanchett as Irina Spalko - What the hell was Bob Dylan doing in this movie.
The Stunts: The previous movies have some of the best cinematic stunts. This movie will down in history for having the best CGI Tazan. Then there's the DUKW (duck) going over three waterfalls. When the DUKW (with people) goes over the waterfalls it's all CGI. Predator (1987) did a similar stunt sequence, but it was with a real live dude going over the waterfalls!
The Soundtrack: sigh... The best parts of John Williams score was his use of pieces of previous themes. The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull's soundtrack is a throw away. As matter of fact, I think somebody was "ghosting" for Williams.
The Filmmaking: Of all the decisions that were made in the making of this movie I can't believe Sean Connery made the best one.
The Test of Time: I could die tomorrow never having watched Indiana Jones and Whatever The Hell again and I would be perfectly happy.