I recently had the oportunity to pick up both of the widescreen lds and after thinking about it decided to go with justTEMPLE OF DOOM. I used to think LAST CRUSADE was the better of the 2 but I guess I've changed my mind over the years. While I think both films are flawed (but enjoyable) and pale in comparison to RAIDERS I guess I have more problems with LAST CRUSADE . 1. River Phoenix was a talented actor but just did not work for me as a young Indy. 2. I hated the whole opening sequence. For me it ruined all of the mystery behind Indy (whip, hat, fear of snakes, scar on chin, etc.) by cramming it all in on a bad Keystone cops homage. 3. I also think that the film's climax was weak. While TEMPLE OF DOOM is far from perfect I guess I prefer it for it's darker tone. So which of them do you prefer and why?