I saw the movie earlier today and I liked it a lot. Like I said in the Initial Reaction thread, it took a while for it all to sink in, but once I got into it, I loved it. I'll be seeing it again once or twice in theatres to really soak it all up. For now I just want to discuss it with everyone else who's seen it already. I loved how along with Indy himself, the movie picked up as soon as the doors to the old warehouse, revealed to be Area 51, opened up. The gunpowder chase, finding the crate, the whip coming out and hearing those old Ben Burtt sounds... I loved it. The quick glimps of the Ark was great. I wondered what he would think if he knew he just drove into it? It all seemed to get a little over the top as it went along, fighting the big Russian guy through twenty glass floors and doors, ending up on that rocket, the nuclear explosion, surviving it in the fridge as it got blown miles away from the site. Over the top, but fun! The military and academic tidbits were nice, finding out about a few things that happened between then and now. The picures of Denholm and Connery were nicely done. Very classy. Enter Mutt. I think Shia did a great job with the character. I think he and Harrison have great chemistry. Knowing which "Mary" he's talking about, and knowing that he's likely Indy's son, it all plays out really nicely. Indy telling him to chill out, that he doesn't have to put up the tough guy facade with him, because it clearly doesn't impress him at all, is great. As is the dialogue about school which Indy later 180's on when Marion tells him Mutt's his son. Marion seemed to be along for the ride more than really playing an integral part, but I still liked her a lot. It was fun seeing her and Harrison recapturing that old spark that seemingly never left them. They didn't delve into the past too much, just enough. I'm glad she was there. Mac I didn't really care too much for. Literally. I didn't really care at all when he died at the end. Not the mix of Sallah and Belloq I was expecting the character to be. Winstone did as good as he could have though. John Hurt's Oxley was more fun. A much simpler character. Blanchett was a good villain, as was the big Russian guy. Very similar to Donovan and the Nazi guy from Last Crusade I found. Her death was similar to Donovan's too. His death was a lot worse than falling off a cliff in a tank. The whole ants scene was great, worthy of joining the creepy crawlies of the past. Shia playing Tarzan was kinda dumb, but the duck race was cool. Again it got a bit over the top, especially with the waterfalls. But again, it was a lot of fun. I'll leave it at that for now, I have to run out. I hope more of you have seen it so we can talk about it some! HS29 EDIT: Please redirect all discussion here. Thanks!