As for the movie, I had heard several people say that it wasn't your standard Indy movie--that it's a different era, and a different Indy. And that's certainly true. Harrison Ford is getting up there in years, and I have a sneaking suspicion that this was his last appearance as Indy. This Indy seemed really tired, like he really would rather have just stayed in the classroom, rather than heading out to South America.
There's also some general weirdness--a heavily magnetized box (which occasionally seems to be magnetically attracted only to things that make for good sight gags), crazy Capoeira using natives, and the whole plot in general is pretty darn weird. However, I LOVED the weird plot. If you know anything about the crystal skulls, you probably can see where this one is going from a mile away. And yes, it goes directly there.
Oh, and yeah, the Shia Pet. That was amusing. At least they haven't let him put the hat on... yet.
The movie also brings us our End of the Work Week Wisdom for this week...
"I got a bad feeling about this."
Yeah, it went there too. Gotta love stealing a line from another one of your characters in a totally different genre. :)