Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon (1987)

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Lethal Weapon (1987)

Director:

Richard Donner

Starring:

Mel Gibson

Danny Glover

Gary Busey

Plot:

A veteran policeman, Murtaugh, is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer, Riggs. They both have one thing in common: hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.

Review:

It’s been a long time since I watched the Lethal Weapon movies and recently I’ve been watching the TV show which made me want to go back to the source material. Thankfully they’re all on Hulu.com right now so I don’t have to dig out my blurays.

Totally forgot that the movie starts out with boobs. Very 80s intro. Boobs, big hair, and sax.

Mel Gibson was pretty, also you see his butt, in case you were wondering.

Danny Glover has the titular line.

Like Die Hard this movie was set at Christmas time and it made me realize we’re lacking lately in Christmas action movies. Hollywood should get on that.

I like this movie, I like the franchise, so honestly my review isn’t going to dissect it like I sometime do with action movies. There’s gun, shit blows up, lots of cursing, and drugs. Honestly what more could you want?

4/5

Lethal Weapon (2016-?)

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Lethal Weapon (2016-?)

Network:

Fox

Starring:

Clayne Crawford

Damon Wayans

Jordana Brewster

Plot:

Based on the hit movie franchise, Lethal Weapon tells the story of classic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh, as they work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. Riggs’ penchant for diving into the line of fire clashes with Murtaugh’s by-the-book technique. It’s clear from the moment they meet, that this partnership is doomed. But it might just work. If Riggs doesn’t get them killed first…

Review:

I like the Lethal Weapon movies, but they aren’t sacred in my mind so I think that helped me enjoy this show. The basic story seemed to follow the movies, the characters seemed spot on, and the action was what you would expect on a TV version. I liked it. It wasn’t amazing, it wasn’t groundbreaking, but it was comforting and fun to watch. I could easily see myself watching this every week and I’m excited to see how the show develops.

4/5