What surprised me the most is that I could stomach Ben Stiller in the first place. But when he's not intentionally being obnoxious, he can be a good actor. I liked this movie and the original a lot. Amy Adams was absolutely wonderful and genuinely seemed to embody Amelia Earhart. I have seen her in a few other things and she has never failed to please. She was a perfect foil to Ben Stiller who can be unpredictable (both for the better and usually the worse) and I enjoyed his performance more because of her acting.
I really got a kick out of the older Egyptian Pharoah brother with the speech impediment! LOL. He was hilarious. I really wish Robin Williams had had a larger part in the movie but it was a pleasure to see him show up unexpectedly at the Smithsonian "without arms." ROFL.
I agree: Five Stars all the way. Was it perfect? No. But my family and I loved it all the same. And regardless of what critics or others may say, we loved it so why should we not give it five stars?