that might be what it became, but the first one was pretty powerful, Riggs was not being a buffoon, he was suicidal and having a nervous breakdown, Murtaugh was not being a buffoon, he was just too old for that kind of shit.
I don't know if one year could be considered a long time ago, but that's about the last time I saw it, as I've been stating, I wasn't impressed, but neither can't I remember enough of the movie to go at great lengths on this discussion, which actually should say worse things about it
Also Nitey, c'maaaan, you can defend your own movies.
Well, I do, I just lose objectivity in those long posts that seem to ramble on and on and on and on...
And then someone comes up behind me and says it in like two sentences.
I think what I love about Lethal Weapon
is the chemistry.
Not just between Glover and Gibson, but through the whole movie.
For example, Cop-Out
Morgan and Willis' chemistry was fine. But the humor and the action didn't gel.
And the story was ludicrous.Lethal Weapon
balances everything in decent parts.
The humor fits with the action, the action fits with the story.
And the story isn't bad at all either.
And then on top of this decent standard cop thriller, you have this amazing dynamic between the two leads.
You see these guys develop as characters, and if you can at all invest yourself in their stories, you'll really get into it and be able to appreciate the way they grow and how its all resolved.
elevates it above your run of the mill dreck.
Its a character driven movie. Which in a genre that usually barely follows proper procedure (i.e. failing to create engaging character for sake of bigger gun fights), Lethal Weapon
manages to stay just as fun and entertaining as it was back then. Its a five star flick in my book.