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Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
« on: December 26, 2012, 07:59:05 am »

Lethal Weapon 2 may not be as "cutting edge" or groundbreaking as Lethal Weapon as far as story goes, but the movie is just as good if not better in my opinion. Out of the entire series, LW2 is by far my favorite of the bunch. Where the first film was a straight up Action flick with a lead character bordering on suicidal tendencies, in LW2, Director Richard Donner and the rest of the cast really pushed the comedic elements to the forefront making this one of the greatest and still to this day one of the funniest 'Action Comedies' of all time.

The comedy is not based on cheap gags or jokes from a book. It's all situational comedy as well as the budding relationship between Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) and Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) that drives the laughs even further. It's still incredibly funny over 20 years later. But the biggest addition to LW2 was adding a third wheel to the mix. With Joe Pesci on board as Leo Getz, this turned out to be gangbusters for film-goers. The franchise morphed into The Three Stooges with Explosions, Gun Fights and Car Chases. How can you not like that? If you've ever read articles about the series or seen camera interviews with the cast of Lethal Weapon, it should come as no surprise that Donner, Gibson and Glover have all said it's their favorite installment in the series. That's good enough for me.

As with the first film, I highly recommend this as a Buy. For a movie technically in the 80's mold, it sounds and looks fantastic. It has aged like fine wine. Definitely a film that will always be part of my personal DVD Library.
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Re: Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012, 07:59:32 am »
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Re: Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2012, 06:34:38 pm »
George Harrison - Cheer Down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QUOjR3bfqo
I forgot to mention in the review that I absolutely LOVED this song when I heard it playing out the End Credits. I loved the song so much that I immediately bought the Lethal Weapon 2 Soundtrack just to get it. Awesome!
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Re: Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012, 09:01:15 pm »
Why didn't you get the album from Harrison?
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Re: Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 09:08:27 pm »
The song was written specifically for the movie and this was the only way to get it at the time when it came out.
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