History YMMV / IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull

4th Mar '18 9:00:46 PM Angeldeb82
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* FanonDiscontinuity: Since this is to Indiana Jones as the prequels were to StarWars in terms of divisiveness, there's a lot of Indy fans who like to pretend this film doesn't exist.

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* FanonDiscontinuity: Since this is to Indiana Jones as the prequels were to StarWars Franchise/StarWars in terms of divisiveness, there's a lot of Indy fans who like to pretend this film doesn't exist.



* InferredHolocaust: The tribe that lived near the temple most likely were killed by the departing spacescraft or drowned by the river flooding the valley, had any members survived the massacre from the Russians.



* InferredHolocaust: The tribe that lived near the temple most likely were killed by the departing spacescraft or drowned by the river flooding the valley, had any members survived the massacre from the Russians.



** Some fans were actually perfectly fine with the idea of moving Indy into a Cold War setting, and argue that the Soviets, the aliens, and the BadassBiker sidekick gave the movie all the makings of an awesome 1950's throwback. The problem? Instead of bringing in the {{practical effects}} to make the GenreThrowback feel authentic, they loaded it up with ConspicuousCGI that made it look like just another generic 2000's sci-fi blockbuster. It didn't exactly help that they cast Creator/ShiaLaBeouf right after he'd become known for his role in Creator/MichaelBay's ''Film/{{Transformers}}''.

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** Some fans were actually perfectly fine with the idea of moving Indy into a Cold War setting, and argue that the Soviets, the aliens, and the BadassBiker sidekick gave the movie all the makings of an awesome 1950's throwback. The problem? Instead of bringing in the {{practical effects}} to make the GenreThrowback feel authentic, they loaded it up with ConspicuousCGI ConspicuousCG that made it look like just another generic 2000's sci-fi blockbuster. It didn't exactly help that they cast Creator/ShiaLaBeouf right after he'd become known for his role in Creator/MichaelBay's ''Film/{{Transformers}}''.



* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: Shia Labeouf's casting as Mutt wasn't well-received, as he hadn't exactly made a great name for himself among audiences in regards to his abilities or capability to be an ActionHero. The fact Mutt turned out to be Indy's son didn't help matters either.

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* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: WTHCastingAgency: Shia Labeouf's casting as Mutt wasn't well-received, as he hadn't exactly made a great name for himself among audiences in regards to his abilities or capability to be an ActionHero. The fact Mutt turned out to be Indy's son didn't help matters either.
16th Jan '18 7:44:54 PM JackWhitehead
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** Russia is a very old country with a very long and rich history which makes it an ideal setting for an Indiana Jones movie, and it would have been ''especially'' appropriate for an Indiana Jones movie set during the Cold War with Soviets as villains. Indy not going to Russia at all is a bit of a letdown.
11th Dec '17 12:06:55 PM DustSnitch
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** Indy's struggles with old age actually could have made for some genuinely compelling drama, and they could have been the basis for evolving the character into a BadassGrandpa who [[GuileHero has to rely on his smarts]]. In the final product, though, Indy seems so unrealistically invincible that the movie feels more like an excuse for Ford and co. to play out their "older guy hero" fantasies.

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** Indy's struggles with old age actually could have made for some genuinely compelling drama, and they could have been the basis for evolving the character into a BadassGrandpa an OldSoldier who [[GuileHero has to rely on his smarts]]. In the final product, though, Indy seems so unrealistically invincible that the movie feels more like an excuse for Ford and co. to play out their "older guy hero" fantasies.
27th Jun '17 8:05:55 AM EverythingisAwful
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* CriticalBacklash: The hate for this movie is so extreme that those who go into it expecting a disaster of epic proportions are likely to come out of it fully enjoying it and finding it nearly on par with the original trilogy or simply finding to a decent film that's flaws are blown wildly out of proportion.
8th Jan '17 1:49:12 PM MagBas
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* MemeticMutation: The infamous "nuking the fridge" meme, which became another term for JumpingTheShark.
16th Oct '16 3:44:31 AM AlexHarvey
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** Although Lucas had already eliminated the "Old Indy" bookends from the DVD version of ''Series/TheYoungIndianaJonesChronicles'', which showed 93 years-old Indy being cared by a daughter, it was Spielberg who vetoed Indy having a daughter in this film, feeling that it would be a retreat of Kelly and Ian Malcolm from ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark''.

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** Although Lucas had already eliminated the "Old Indy" bookends from the DVD version of ''Series/TheYoungIndianaJonesChronicles'', which showed 93 years-old Indy being cared by a daughter, it was Spielberg who vetoed Indy having a daughter in this film, feeling that it would be a retreat retread of Kelly and Ian Malcolm from ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark''.
7th Jul '16 7:58:22 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ContestedSequel: It's hard to pin down a specific ratio, but opinions are sharply divided over whether it's a worthy follow-up to the original trilogy or not. Accusations of TheyJustDidntCare (like the Star Wars prequel trilogy that came before it) are common among dissers.

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* ContestedSequel: It's hard to pin down a specific ratio, but opinions are sharply divided over whether it's a worthy follow-up to the original trilogy or not. Accusations of TheyJustDidntCare (like the Star Wars prequel trilogy that came before it) are common among dissers.
22nd Jun '16 9:49:03 PM Naram-Sin
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** Lucas was deadset on having Indy survive a nuclear explosion by using a fridge as shelter, but he never said that the nuclear explosion had to be that close or that Indy should fly away in the fridge ([[WhatCouldHaveBeen one of the first scripts]], ''Indiana Jones and the Saucermen from Mars'', has Indy ducking in a foxhole and turning the fridge over his head as a cover). That belongs to Koepp and Spielberg.
** Although Lucas had already eliminated the "Old Indy" bookends from the DVD version of ''Series/TheYoungIndianaJonesChronicles'', which showed 93 years-old Indy being cared by a daughter, it was Spielberg who vetoed Indy having a daughter in this film, feeling that it would be a retreat of Kelly and Ian Malcolm from ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark''.
2nd Jun '16 8:45:49 PM CASCHero
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** Likewise the comic book adaptation of ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis which revealed the Atlantian technology was given to them by aliens.

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** Likewise the comic book adaptation of ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'' which revealed the Atlantian technology was given to them by aliens.
2nd Jun '16 8:43:09 PM CASCHero
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** Likewise the comic book adaptation of ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis which revealed the Atlantian technology was given to them by aliens.
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