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.
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Still Brilliant after all these years!
- Lethal Weapon 2 review by CS
Still a great movie after all these years. However the film makers appear to have git a bit confused over who founded South Africa, because they keep referring to the Germans, when in fact it is the Dutch who founded the colony and Afrikaans, the official language is mainly a mix of English and Dutch with some regional African Languages thrown in. Not sure why they keep referring to the Germans, when it's clearly the Dutch!