I haven't seen the new Indiana Jones movie, although I plan to eventually. Indy's films are the kind of stupid action film that I find enjoyable. I don't attribute it to nostalgia, but I don't attribute it to any kind of good filmmaking, either. Perhaps I respect the energy and style? I'm not sure. In any event, I will go see the inevitable crapfest that is Crystal Skull.
I try not to see terrible movies, in part to discourage future terrible movies, but also to save myself some time and money. Why waste what's left of my valuable life watching shit? Some people never learn this lesson, but also feel the need to complain. They really have no one blame but themselves, because the vast majority of the time, you can accurately judge a movie by its trailer. There are some rules to judge trailers with. The rules aren't concrete, but they are helpful. For example, generally speaking, if there is an explosion in a trailer, chances are the movie will suck. That's one reason I'm concerned about The Dark Knight, although certainly not the only one.
Another warning is if Shia LaBeouf is in the trailer. Chances are, if he is in the trailer, he's (obviously) in the movie, and the film will suck. I don't know why he's become such a popular actor, but he's been around long enough that he doesn't have to accept the roles in terrible films. His filmography is telling, however. Charlie's Angels: Full Thorttle, Constantine, Disturbia, Surf's Up, Transformers...not to mention the films he had small roles in, like Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd.
It's at the point where you can just say, "I don't want to see that movie; it's a LaBeouf," and people will know what you mean. "Oh, it's a piece of Shia, then? Too bad."
I'm disappointed that I will help further his worthless career, but I have a soft spot for Indy. Like any soft spot in the mind or heart, it will probably kill me.