The problem with Indiana Jones is they tried to mix sci-fi with religion. Not a good idea IMO. I like movies about both, not together though. Both are somewhat plausible, when separate. Together things get hokey.
As for "Cloverfield" I could only make it through about 5 minutes before I got this "Blair Witch" feeling and thought, yep, hokey.
aah i didnt see it started lil boring so i switched to wall-e It Was Fun And Not that bad,
And Loaded Was Ordinary