Don't you TIRE of reviews and critics that just cannot get over themselves? Sometimes movies were meant to just be fun and entertaining. That is just what this is. Bad guys...bad aliens...and people rising to the occasion to help succeed and defeat a common foe. Several nice twists.
Critic reviews hurt this film at the box office. Glad to see it here with 4.5 stars. That rating is reward enough...and that it is doing well on the rental market. Hopefully DVD sales will also make up for the box office.
Here's something to think about -- before the onslaught of films that broke the 1 billion mark, there were films like these that entertained and made a couple hundred million. Loved Daniel Craig in this, and the twist with the Apaches and others.
I'm so happy I finally got to see it. Even though critics call this a "mistep" for Spielberg, I say that it was an entertaining action flick from start to finish.