I was excited to take my family to a good adventure movie by Stephen Spielberg. The trailers looked good. The critics were about half and half, but it looked like a good one for Christmas Eve before we went to dinner. Boy, was I wrong! It started out pretty well, but quickly got boring, and there was hardly a bit of cleverness in the whole movie, let alone some decent humor. It had lots of action, but no intelligence whatsoever - it was a very similar experience to the 4th Indiana Jones movie. Spielberg has simply lost the magic. It's too bad too, because it had lots of potential but it seemed to pay more homage to the authenticity of the comic book characters than to an entertaining film for its audience. Snowy the dog was the best part of the show, but I could not sit through this again.