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It isn't possible to fully hate Crystal Skull. It fits perfectly with the entire series. The only weak section is the ant, vine swinging chase. All else is fine. Errrbody is always "nuke the fridge" but quick to forget "fly the raft." In terms of the Indy Mythology it was a logical move. Had it continued we would probably see him in Area 51 or a National Treasure vibe. Yes it was a departure in dramatic tone but still plenty pulp serial. This same rant applies to Star Wars as well. The movies didn't change much the audience did.
It may be the single most "living comic book" movie behind Speed Racer. Hopefully GL can get his act together and pump out one more trilogy. I think he'd be the best fit for Flash Gordon.
Speaking of Tomb Raiding. The latest incarnation of Lara Croft in the video game space is absolutely perfect, combining that tomb raiding, dungeon crawling, environment as puzzle, and just enough survival horror to be better than old Indy. I'd love to see a movie series from it.