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Lethal Weapon 3 Reviews

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February 16, 2017
Not as inventive as the previous two films in the series, Lethal Weapon 3 starts to show the viewer some of tricks and tropes. It is however still an effective and action packed thrill ride that is superior to many action films with a similar premise.
November 27, 2016
Classic! Third outing in the theatrical series. Followed by one more theatrical film and a TV series reboot. On Blu-ray.
November 19, 2016
161119: Picked up at a garage sale. Not sure, for one dollar, who the sucker was? This film tries to be deep but isn't. Formulaic. Bad acting. Having watched The Rounders (1965) immediately before, this film pales in comparison. When this film gets to be the same age, I somehow doubt it will carry the same nostalgia. "Lost to time" is the phrase that comes to mind.
September 10, 2016
If you've seen Lethal Weapon 1 & 2, stop there. It's all downhill from here... Rene Russo's the only compelling one on screen. Not a recommend...
½ August 17, 2016
Maybe more like a 3.25/5. I enjoyed it even though I could do without the Leo character. I think I've gained a better understanding of Brock Samson's hair inspiration too
August 14, 2016
Hello Rene Russo ???
½ July 30, 2016
After a few years past, the trilogy is set as Riggs and Murtaugh are back. This time they have a corrupt cop on their hands that is dealing high caliber weapons to local street gangs. To assist with the investigation, Rene Russo is introduced as the love interest and internal affairs officer. Lethal Weapon 3 is the least gritty film of the series as the writer of the first two films (Shane Black) departed. Although it has some decent scenes, it is easily quite forgettable and as with most trilogies, it is simply cashing in on the characters.
July 21, 2016
You'd have to rank this one last of the four, but it's still pretty solid and that ending is badass. Rene Russo was also pretty sexy back in the day.
July 21, 2016
Lethal Weapon 3 is the precise part of the franchise where it realizes it is a successful franchise. A part of the problem with this installment is its typical sequel tropes - catchphrases, returning characters, recreated sequences from the previous films - it's a tiring reminder that this is the third out of what the producers hope to be many Lethal Weapons.
Riggs and Martaugh return for a third installment alongside their new partner, Lt. Cole, as they stop a former cop who has turned to running an armory with thousands of cop killer guns to sell to LA gangs.
Lethal Weapon 3 is the franchise in itself. The first two are great films and are some of the best action films ever - even the second one proved it was almost as good as the first, holding many of the same elements. Elements in the third is where it goes wrong. Like I said, the film really knows it is alongside Die Hard or Rambo in being successful 1980s action films, and making a sequel to a sequel is inevitable. Some elements that grow very tiring that go side by side with the franchise atmosphere is the return of Joe Pesci. Pesci was brilliant in the first but his character is useless here. He's simply there to draw in crowds - his name is even fit onto the poster just to remind you of the 15 minutes total he is in. His role is not that of an annoying comedic aspect this time - he is there for the presence of Pesci alone, his jokes not working this time, his character lazily put in the last minute. But it does make sense in a filmmaking point of view - Pesci was a huge name between the second and third films, with both Goodfellas and Home Alone in his filmography since. The film also has an annoying habit of tracing back to the previous films. They recreate the bathtub birthday scene from the first film's opening minutes just to remind you "remember that?" Or Pesci's speech about drive thrus in the sequel - he brings it back up, this time about hospitals, like an annoying one trick pony joke. We've heard this stuff before. Lethal Weapon 3 loses the grittiness and badassery of the first two films but it's hard to deny how much Glover and Gibson still work so well together and how their characters never shift towards something incredibly stupid to keep up with fads or something - like Pesci's character. Anyways, Lethal Weapon 3 is forgettable and somewhat regrettable. It loses its substance from the first two.
July 17, 2016
Riggs get a love interest that lives. I understand the plot and see were they wanted to take the film, but you kinda don't care. I could of done with more of Leo Getz personally. It felt like more sub plots because you don't have interest in them. Overall you have Gibson and Glover still at their best, which still makes for a fun movie.
July 5, 2016
The trio comes back again for another well directed and edited police movie. Supporting cast is excellent and adds their best to the humor and fun. Story is strong and believable and honest leading to great acting that brings emotions into the raw. The 'wounds' are one of the best chat-up scenes, seen in a movie. Nibbles: Turkey Burger and Green Salad.
July 5, 2016
I own this on DVD in a four movie pack along with:
* Lethal Weapon (1987)
* Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
* Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
½ July 5, 2016
even better than the orignal version
½ July 5, 2016
The beginning of the end. Best forgotten.
April 16, 2016
This is when the Lethal Weapon series got smug. A thin plot papered over by lazy direction, narcissistic acting (especially the increasingly tiresome Mel Gibson), and a general suspicion that everyone was doing it for the money. Stuart Wilson is a good villain but doesn't have enough to do.
April 1, 2016
The film is alright, and is solidly entertaining, but obviously not very masterful like its two predecessors. This is when Mel Gibson starts to just phone it in. There are gags in this film that are stupider than the ones in the first two, Joe Pesci, while annoyingly funny in the previous film is not as funny here, the situation with a cop shooting a kid and feeling depressed about it is recycled from Die Hard, Riggs being told not to use violence is terribly old ( that seemed more like an issue relevant to the first film), and one can easily forget why the villain wants to sell armor-piercing weaponry to criminals, if it is not for money. The final fight between Riggs and Jack Travis, the villain, is definitely not as exciting as his fights with Joshua or Vorstedt from the previous two films either. On the bright side, Rene Russo does a great job as a female cop who has great chemistry with Riggs.
April 1, 2016
5 years after the original "hit" and this third instalment is funnier, more enjoyable and just plain better than the first 2 films - if you ask me. Still carries all that hyper banter from the original buddy cops that-are-easy-to-love with Leo still around for added laughs & ridiculousness. Introducing Lorna as Riggs's love interest was a great move ;). Also, even though it's a considerably old film it doesn't look or feel as timeworn as the previous films.
Super Reviewer
½ March 26, 2016
On par with the first two and I was quite surprised how good the action was too, The plot was a little different from the others but not that much it's still predictable, There was a few serious scenes where Mel and Danny could flex their acting muscles for a few minutes that worked well, It's fun and action packed and it just has enough humour to lighten the mood at times.
January 30, 2016
Magnificent and motivating Trilogy
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