Originally Posted by deckard24
What Indy V has working against it, is the fact that KOTCS was a hit, but not an event like The Dark Knight was!
What you're suggesting is that KOTCS needed to be the "next big thing". But no one really expected that to happen. For that matter, no one expected it to happen with TDK, either.
This was "part four" of a 30-year-old series. Even Spielberg said, going in, that he wasn't attempting to surpass modern action films. The goal was to match the old-fashioned vibe of the previous three, while still being able to compete- commercially- at a 2008 level.
Indy 5 would likely be the same way, and be met with the same reception- give or take a bit.