I'll start off by saying:
Even if you are a die hard Indiana Jones or Harrison Ford fan wait for this one on DVD.
(3 out of 5 stars)
I wouldn't consider myself a die hard Indy fan - but I have enjoyed the three previous movies thoroughly. This time Indiana Jones feels more like Forrest Gump than a "coincidental archaeologist". Some parts of the movie were boring and some characters were downright idiotic - such as John Hurt playing Professor Oxley.
Previous Indiana Jones movie story lines seemed at least, in part, based on reality ... The Ark Of The Covenant, an Indian Slavery Cult, and The Holy Grail. There are at least books documenting factual portions of these three story lines. The fourth installment however, almost seems to try a secular approach to a religious archaeologist - making a leap by saying we derived from an ancient alien culture - with the whole plot drawing solely from made up people, places, and events.
I thought Karen Allen looked old and puffy and someone highly unlikely for Jones to "renew the hots for".
Shia LaBeuof plays his typical I'm not a cool kid trying to be a cool kid role. He's entertaining ... but his character is the same in every role he plays.
This will not be a very memorable movie to you - but might be entertaining on a Sunday afternoon once it comes to DVD or HBO.