Lethal Weapon

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  • With over seven minutes of previously unavailable scenes, the director’s cut of Lethal Weapon is a long-overdue present for fans. Riggs’ solitary home life and the tragic loss spurring him in a reckless disregard for his own safety now come into greater focus. We see that recklessness is new scenes underlining the differences between the two cops. Murtaugh, just 50, needs reassurance about his ski

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With over seven minutes of previously unavailable scenes, the director’s cut of Lethal Weapon is a long-overdue present for fans. Riggs’s solitary homelife and the tragic loss spurring him in a reckless disregard for his own safety now come into greater focus. We see that recklessness is new scenes underlining the differences between the two cops. Murtaugh, just 50, needs reassurance about his skills at a firing range. Riggs, not caring if he sees another birthday, coolly w… More >>

Lethal Weapon

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  1. Why there were three sequels to this is beyond me. All it is is a city prostitute committing suicide and her dad thinking about killing himself too. The action scenes are bad. Not Good, Bad.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. I chose this film thinking it would be Mel Gibson when he was still good. Yes, he was good, but I’d seen it many years ago, when I was still at school, and didn’t remember. Until I was watching the film and thinking that I’d already seen this before. I had an inkling that I’d already seen it, when the girl jumped off the building (I think I had a moan about why she had to be almost topless the first time round) and then Mel gets out of bed. I definitely remember that scene! Damn.

    The thing about watching Lethal Weapon now, is that it’s been either spoofed too many times or it’s been copied so many times. Almost every 80s cop movie is like this. Good cop, bad cop. Neither wants a partner. Then they realise they can’t work without each other. And it spawns some mediocre sequels. In the case of the spoofing, see Loaded Weapon, with Emilio Estevez and Samuel L Jackson.

    There was nothing particularly stand out about this film – apart from Mel’s hair, which was just awful – I liked the pairing of Mel & Danny, and I liked the albino Gary Busey, playing a bad guy, who doesn’t even flinch at his arm getting burnt with a lighter. Ouch. The guy about to commit suicide from the top of the building and then having Mel’s character handcuffed to him was the stand out scene for me, not including the opening scene.

    The reason I’m only giving this 2 stars (which isn’t going to go down to well with some reviewers) is because if I’d seen it when it originally came out, I probably could have given a higher rating. But we’ve seen it all before these days, and yes, it may have been a brilliant movie then, but not so much for me.

    For me, I would like to see another sequel to this. Maybe Mel could grow his hair again? I mean, there is another Indiana Jones on the way, and another Die Hard. Lets revive Lethal Weapon shall we? You’re never too old, as Harrison Ford is proving and Mel and Danny are both younger. They could still do it. Couldn’t they? Maybe Mel could save his reputation.

    Most reviewers consider this a classic, but in my case, it was worthy of a watch, but I don’t remember being that impressed by it the first time round. (So much so that I didn’t realise I’d already seen it!) If you saw it the first time, relive the happy memories, and watch it on HD, cos it amazing. (Bearing in mind I did see it on VIDEO, so anything is better than that.)
    Rating: 2 / 5

  3. As is often the case, the original film of the Lethal Weapon series is better than the comparatively pointless sequels which were made. And there’s no doubt this film is slickly done, and fast-paced. It’s definitely “short attention span theatre” all right. That’s the praise I’ll give the film.

    This film clearly shows Amercian society in a very bad light, and hasn’t aged well. For pity’s sake, isn’t anyone just a little nauseated by, or at least fed up with, the concept of a loose-cannon, anti-establishment, psycho-cop who blows away presumed bad-guys with a horrifying prolific precision? Didn’t we have enough of this with the whole “Dirty Harry” series?

    The Lethal Weapon series is very much a Dirty Harry rip-off, except it tries to build two likeable non-conformists (both of whom wise-crack quite a bit) as the centerpiece, instead of the single, more morose Dirty Harry loner. It helps having Danny Glover, who is tough not to like, as a presumed balance of normalcy to the perpetually almost-out-of-control Gibson character. Also, Joe Pesci adds a cartoonish clown role to help tone things down. In effect, a comic veneer tries to take the edge off the fact that Gibson’s character, Riggs, shoots a hell of a lot of people, just like Dirty Harry. The chilling thing here is that while Harry Callahan seems not to enjoy the killing – or at least feels it’s a necessary evil – Riggs seems to have rather a good time doing it, boasting in fact about his extraordinary marksmanship. It’s really sort of a video game to him.

    I just cannot help but feel that this video game mentality with respect to killing should be repugnant to us; it should certainly not be a characteristic of those we call heroes. Gibson has built a career of making films where the “hero” piles up dead bodies in front of him – all justifiably killed, of course. I won’t go on about the excessively violent nonsense of his later efforts like Braveheart and the Patriot, but it is in Lethal Weapon where we are supposed to relate to cops, crime, and killing in modern society, and the message isn’t comforting. I would prefer not have such a gleeful pistolero as Martin Riggs on my local police force.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  4. I saw lethal weapon on tbs and it was very cool!My favorite part is where Mel Gibson and Gary Busey fight on the ground in the end. TV-14-LV [Tv rating on tbs.]
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Saw the last 20-30 minutes of this movie on TBS and loved it.Rated R for violence,language,and nudity.Canada:18A.Not for children.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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