I'm sure I'll get it for this, but this is my least favorite of the three Indy flicks. I felt that this film was largely an re-hash of the far-superior "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
This one has the same ideas as the first -- religious artifact, good vs. bad theme, nazis, and so forth. Adding Sean Connery does nothing except turn most of the movie to farce, and I wasn't happy with the film's treatment of Marcus Brody either. And really, what WERE they thinking with the inclusion of the nazi-babe Dr. Elsa? She's even blonder and (in my opinion, dumber) than Willie from the second film.
I'm not saying that it's a terrible film. There are some nice moments, such as the final scene with Indy and his father ("Indiana...let it go" ) but it's definitely not a very original film.
Say what you will about the "Temple of Doom," but at least in that movie Spielburg and Lucas weren't afraid to try something different and opt for a darker, more original storyline. The point of moviemaking is not to duplicate a successful formula, but to come up with a new one. I'd even have to say that the Indiana Jones "Fate of Atlantis" computer game was better written than this.