Picks and Pans Review: Prequels on Video

updated 08/21/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/21/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>GHOSTBUSTERS Compared with the 1989 sequel, the '84 film has better jokes, a fresh tone and also the Sta-Puff man. (RCA/Columbia)

LETHAL WEAPON Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and director Richard Donner handled the mayhem more realistically in '87. But 2 is wittier. (Warner)

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK While Indiana Jones's 1981 debut had Karen Allen and more snakes, Steven Spielberg tops himself in this year's Last Crusade. (Paramount)

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