Buddy cops Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) and Murtaugh (Danny Glover) are back, trying to keep a key witness (Joe Pesci) - and themselves - alive in 'Lethal Weapon 2'. Murtaugh is still the rock-solid family man. Riggs is still the reckless daredevil, but now he counts the odds before bucking them. He cracks more jokes, too. 'I thought in this film I could take Riggs in a slightly different direction and maybe have some fun', Gibson says. Fun it is. And exciting, from its breathless, opening chase through LA streets to its raging gun-battle finale. In between, there's a six-story plummet from a window, a booby-trapped toilet, a Houdini-like underwater escape and the incredible destruction of a chic hillside stilt house. 'With Mel and Danny, Joe is the third stooge', director Richard Donner says. That makes three drop-dead funny guys. And one of them is lethal.
A lot of slapstick humour and fantastic car chases, this is a feel good film. There is a romantic angle which I didn't think suited the nature of the film and gratuitous sex. There was a car crash which felt very staged and unrealistic and some other stunts which didn't feel right but the funny bits were great.