I'll confess to having enjoyed Indiana Jones 4 and never quite understood why the noise over "nuking the fridge" was so loud and yet so many of Indiana's other antics that should have severely injured or killed him (being dragged under a speeding truck, leaping out of a plane on a raft, being on the end of a 50 ft. pendulum as it slams into a cliff face, being in a confined space, wading through flammable liquid--bonus points for it being full of rat waste--as it is set aflame to name a few) garner much less negative attention. Was it silly? Yes. Was it fun? Also yes.
While I hated the fourth Indy film, I completely agree with this. The fridge scene was no less stupid than jumping a mine cart across a fifty foot pit of lava and landing perfectly on the rails on the far side.
I think what ruined the film for me was that they showed
you the aliens at the end. In the first film, the Ark kills all the Nazis but we never see God. Shiva doesn't rock up to burn Mola Ram's hand in the second. Jesus Christ doesn't walk out of the temple in the third. It was all left to our imagination. By simply showing us the aliens, it took away all the mysticism.
Also I was massively annoyed by how they were adamant they'd steer clear of CGI to help the film blend with the originals, then the movie turned out to be a CGI sh*tfest. I had the same problem with the new Star Wars
films - in the originals, it felt like they were having to invent all these new SFX technologies as they went along to get the job done. In the new entries they simply had CGI to just do it all for them, and they took it way too far.