Lethal Weapon Reviews
Martin Riggs, a suicidal loose cannon detective, is partnered with no nonsense veteran cop Roger Murtaugh to solve a murder of a troubled young woman caused by a gang of armed heroin smugglers.
The 1980s was a great time for the action genre. Rambo, Die Hard, Arnold flicks, and Lethal Weapon were some of the defining titles of the decade. This is also one of Gibson and Glover's big breaks into film (Gibson had a little bit before this), and Lethal Weapon defines great performances and chemistry. An odd couple chemistry between the two reasonably started the "buddy cop" genre, with some one liners and explosions everywhere, Lethal Weapon is one of a kind. In a field of tons of action films with the same general atmosphere, Lethal Weapon stood out and was a humorous thrill of a film. Great performances from Gibson, Glover, and even Gary Busey, playing the primary villain. The general atmosphere for some parts feels a little more dull, notably in the beginning, but picks up a lot towards the end. Lethal Weapon is gritty, thrilling, and one of the all time great action flicks. Lethal Weapon soon became a hit and led the way for three sequels, which I will also be reviewing.
* Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
* Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
* Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)