Just got back from the movie.
The consensus of most of the theatre was
Aliens? Really? Aliens? WTF??
Overall, it was a fun film.
But let my rant begin
Anyone else feel like they started pushing Indy towards the direction of a secondary character? I know Speilberg has said something along the lines of having Shia taking over for the franchise, but still I came there to see Indy not "Mutt" (Get it? They're both named after dogs lolzzzz)
Ok, we get it, Indiana is afraid of snakes. We could have gone for a quick sly reference that is a subtle as a wink. We don't need some freakin' ridiculous situation with a snake being used as a rope. I just thought it was stupid.
OMG, Shia is so quirky with the way that he always has to comb his hair! LOLZZZZ
And of course, the Aliens. Ok, I understand that at this point they're reaching pretty far to find something interesting for Indy to hunt, and I realize that George Lucas was involved with this film. To me, these Aliens are to this film what Jar Jar was to Episode I. Stick with what you know. Biblicial stuff, Culty Stuff, yeah sure Lucas and Spielberg have had some kick ass sci-fi stuff, but this was like Oil and Water...it just didn't mix. Nerds are very jumpy, you don't need to work that hard to give them a nerdgasm. Have Indy put on that Hat in the beginning and give the nerds a box of kleenex, they're set for the rest of the movie. Just give us some cool story about an idol or something, throw in a few one liners, a car chase, and some cool fights and we are set.
And Shia as Indy's kid. Why? Is it necessary? Yeah it was cool to see Marion back in the series, but really was she even necessary? If you're going to pass the leading role in a franchise to someone, just by making that person the main character's kid isn't going to automatically make it O.K. In fact you kind of screw yourself over if you do that. What if the population demands another Indy movie, but decides they don't like Shia? You're stuck. Still, I prefer Shia over Short Round.
I really didn't know I could bitch this much about the movie.
Everything I said above aside, I did enjoy it. It's good to see with a theatre full of people.