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* HilariousInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight: [[spoiler: Henry Jones' offscreen death becomes this following the passing of Creator/SeanConnery.]]
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* MagnificentBitch: [[TheBaroness Dr. Irina Spalko]] is a KGB agent and colonel of the Soviet Union, seeking the CrystalSkull and Temple housing it. Kidnapping Indiana Jones, she forces him to help locate a crate in Area51, which he does but manages to escape. To lure Jones back, she kidnaps Mary and Ox, then allows Mary's son Mutt to deliver the message to Jones. After the duo find the Crystal Skull, she recaptures them and has him assist in deciphering [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Ox]]'s riddles, before the heroes escape once more. Battling Jones' team through the dangerous Amazon, Spalko avoids the fate of several of her men killed by the jungle dangers, before finally catching up to Jones and returning the Skull to its rightful place where she is given the knowledge that she sought. Cunning and deadly but extremely respectful to her adversary, Spalko is among the most formidable of villains that Jones has ever faced.


* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: While most were miffed at the whole reveal that the mcguffian was more sci-fi than supernatural and feeling it was a pull away from the original films. Some criticism levied against the movie was that it was ''too'' similar and pretty much follow the same beats as ''Raiders...'' and ''The Last Crusade'' (even ''Fate of Atlantis'') ie: Indy and his small group against a bigger military organization, the race to get to the target place before the bad guys and the bad guys being done in by what they were seeking. Yes it's traditional and likely a throwback but many felt like it was just a copy and paste of those stories only moving the timeline to the 50s and dealing with Soviets with really the only original thing being Indy learning he has a son and reuniting with Marion. Heck, some reviews even ''praised'' the sci-fi twist cause it least tried to shake up the formula and only argued there wasn't much explanation about the creatures and the sudden reveal being the reason why it leaves such a bad taste in a lot of fan's mouths whereas in the previous film we get to learn about the mcguffins in question during the adventure.

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* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: While most were miffed at the whole reveal that the mcguffian MacGuffin was more sci-fi than supernatural and feeling it was a pull away from the original films. Some criticism levied against the movie was that it was ''too'' similar and pretty much follow the same beats as ''Raiders...'' and ''The Last Crusade'' (even ''Fate of Atlantis'') ie: Indy and his small group against a bigger military organization, the race to get to the target place before the bad guys and the bad guys being done in by what they were seeking. Yes it's traditional and likely a throwback but many felt like it was just a copy and paste of those stories only moving the timeline to the 50s and dealing with Soviets with really the only original thing being Indy learning he has a son and reuniting with Marion. Heck, some reviews even ''praised'' the sci-fi twist cause it least tried to shake up the formula and only argued there wasn't much explanation about the creatures and the sudden reveal being the reason why it leaves such a bad taste in a lot of fan's mouths whereas in the previous film we get to learn about the mcguffins [=MacGuffins=] in question during the adventure.



* SpecialEffectFailure: The prairie dogs, the monkeys and the aliens have been derided for this.

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The prairie dogs, the monkeys and the aliens have been derided for this.


* RealityIsUnrealistic: Cate Blanchett was lambasted for her supposedly unrealistic Russian accent. However, her character was explicitly Ukrainian, and this troper can attest (having worked with an actual Ukrainian woman for nearly two years) to the fact that she was using a ''perfect'' Ukrainian accent.


* 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 a decent film with flaws blown wildly out of proportion.

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* DelusionConclusion: Owing to the contentious reputation of the film, a common theory is that the adventure is just Indy's DyingDream after the infamous 'nuking the fridge' scene.


* OneTruePairing: There is one aspect of this movie about which pretty much everyone can agree, and that is that Karen Allen's return (and spot-on performance) as Marion Ravenwood is ''[[PrecisionFStrike FUCKING]] AWESOME''.

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* OneTruePairing: There is one aspect of this movie about which pretty much everyone can agree, and that is that Karen Allen's return (and spot-on performance) as Marion Ravenwood is ''[[PrecisionFStrike FUCKING]] AWESOME''.''AWESOME''.

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* {{Narm}}: The scene where Indy survives a nuke by hiding in a fridge. Needless to say, nobody was willing to suspend their disbelief ''that'' much.

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*RealityIsUnrealistic: Cate Blanchett was lambasted for her supposedly unrealistic Russian accent. However, her character was explicitly Ukrainian, and this troper can attest (having worked with an actual Ukrainian woman for nearly two years) to the fact that she was using a ''perfect'' Ukrainian accent.


* ToughActToFollow: One of the reasons for the film's ''[[CriticalDissonance fan]]'' reception is because they felt that ''Kingdom'' didn't live up to the quality of the first three films.


** Lucas only wrote the story draft (along with Jeff Nathanson), the one who wrote the screenplay was David Koepp. Indeed, most fans solely blame Lucas and Koepp for the story in spite that Koepp just wrote an screenplay based on the story that Lucas and Nathanson conceived, whereas Nathanson is not criticized by any fans.

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** Lucas only wrote the story draft (along with Jeff Nathanson), the one who wrote the screenplay was David Koepp.Creator/DavidKoepp. Indeed, most fans solely blame Lucas and Koepp for the story in spite that Koepp just wrote an screenplay based on the story that Lucas and Nathanson conceived, whereas Nathanson is not criticized by any fans.

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* SignatureScene: For better or for worse, the atom bomb scene, which stuck with the public consciousness so much that the phrase "nuking the fridge" became a synonym for "{{Sequelitis}} meets JumpingTheShark."

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* ToughActToFollow: One of the reasons for the film's ''[[CriticalDissonance fan]]'' reception is because they felt that ''Kingdom'' didn't live up to the quality of the first three films.


* [[DracoInLeatherPants Draco In A Leather Dress]]: [[TheBaroness Irina Spalko]] is one of the rare female examples. In her defense, she does have ''some'' genuine {{AntiVillain}}-ish character traits but not enough to fully qualify for the {{trope}}.

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* [[DracoInLeatherPants Draco In A Leather Dress]]: [[TheBaroness Irina Spalko]] is one of the rare female examples.Spalko]]. In her defense, she does have ''some'' genuine {{AntiVillain}}-ish character traits but not enough to fully qualify for the {{trope}}.



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

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