I was never a huge Indiana Jones fan. Never got into the Jones/James Bond style adventures, although Last Crusade is really good fun. So I was neither excited nor disappointed by the fact they made a fourth.
But it wasn't great. It felt like it'd been filmed chronologically and Harrison Ford had taken a few weeks to get into the swing of playing Indiana Jones again. His comic timing was also pretty rusty. I cringed at points.
Shia LeBeouf's watchable (not sure about Spielberg thinking he's the new Tom Hanks) but again, in this he was no more than that. I needn't cite the monkey scene.
How many times did Ray Winstone need to betray/un-betray/re-betray both sides?
Cate Blanchett I like, but not in this. Particularly her Standard Evil Eastern-European Accent. Which may be intentional, but it irritated me a bit.
Treated John Hurt very badly. He had such dignity and grace in The Elephant Man.
Two main problems; The first being the lack of a proper, intruiging MacGuffin, which I guess is what made 1 and 3 successful and 2 less so.
The second is the people who have a problem with the fade at the beginning (the mountain-groundhog reference to Raiders).
This post makes it seem I hate the film. I don't. It was just...forgettable. Which ain't good. Particularly from a Spielberg film. I'm stunned I managed to remember enough to write the above since I saw the film only once. While a little tired. At midnight on the day of release.