We went to see "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" today. Indy is now an old guy. It's 1957. Harrison Ford is 65 years old and still kickin' booty. We've all aged 27 years since "Raiders" and I still can't crack a whip or ride a motorcycle. Honestly, I'm not really a Harrison Ford fan, but love him as Indy.
You know what, it was darn fun movie. Lots and lots of action, some twists and turns in characters and a pretty improbable plot. Typical Indiana Jones stuff. Above, you see Ford on the back of a Harley driven by Shia LaBeouf. Lee says the motorcycle chase scene is one of the top 10 chase scenes of all time. Marian is back from Raiders. She's the only decent woman character in any of the Indy movies, as far as I'm concerned.
In all honesty, I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars. The plot gets a little, well a lot, bizarre near the end. Not typical Indiana Jones fare, but pretty darn good. We've all seen improbable scenes where you think "no way!". My enormous "no way" came during a lengthy river-waterfall scene. Indy and cast not only go over 3 ginormous waterfalls (100ft+ drops) and survive, but all in an open air jeep with no seatbelts. Indy is still wearing his hat at the end and his flashlight and lighter still work. In the last fall, they all fall out of the jeep, mid-air. So, they lose one star for stretching it just a bit beyond cartoonish in that scene. Otherwise, go see it. Really. Just remember that you can get up to go pee when they land in the river in a jeep. You'll even have time to wash your hands and won't have to dry them on your pants.
P.S. There's bugs and snakes, but you knew that already.