When I first saw TLC, I was a bit disappointed. I enjoyed it, but it felt so light compared to TOD, and didn't evoke that same sense of danger. Indy seemed to have lost some of his edge that he had in Raiders and TOD. I also thought the opening segment with Young Indy just cut into the amount of time we got to spend with "real" Indy. And the three challenges at the end felt so tame compared to the non-stop action at the end of TOD.
It's grown on me, though, and I appreciate its moments of poignancy now in a way that I guess I wasn't capable of as a kid.