Movie Title: Lethal Weapon
Actors: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitch Ryan, Tom Atkins, Darlene Love, Traci Wolfe, Jackie Swanson, Damon Hines, Ebonie Smith
Director: Richard Donner
Method of Viewing: TV
Location of Viewing: Home
Viewing with: Family
Rotten Tomatoes: 90% – The most successful installment in a phenomenally successful series, Lethal Weapon helped redefine action movies for the 1980s and 1990s.
My rating: ***
My assessment (the first 101 words at least): This movie started as an absolutely fantastic buddy comedy with one of the best pairings I’ve ever seen. However, as the plot began to unfold, the overused tricks and plot holes began to show.As the movie wore on, I began to forget how much I loved the buddy cop beginning, and instead just became more and more annoyed as the plot became absolutely ridiculous. I wish this movie simply had more interaction between Mel Gibson and Danny Glover than an actual overriding plot. Perhaps if I had watched this movie in the 80s, I wouldn’t have been annoyed at the cliches.