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Lethal Weapon 4
The faces you love. The action you expect.
In the combustible action franchise's final installment, maverick detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh square off against Asian mobster Wah Sing Ku, who's up to his neck in slave trading and counterfeit currency. With help from gumshoe Leo Getz and smart-aleck rookie cop Lee Butters, Riggs and Murtaugh aim to take down Ku and his gang.
"We're not too old for this shit!"
Alright, I would be lying if I said I didn't feel some sort of emotion at the end of Lethal Weapon 4, due to the fact that I will now have to find another movie project to work on every night, and also due to the fact that I will legitimately miss the hell out of Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh.
If the Lethal Weapon series has taught me anything, it's that family and friendship are the two most important things that you can have in your life. Without either, who are you? Personally, I would feel like nothing if I had no family or friends. Both groups…
I suppose that if a series is meant to decrease in quality and be somewhat wasted because the sequels keep getting more and more different from what the original film intended to be, the only guy that has the right to do so is the original director himself. So, in a way, I don't blame anybody beyond Donner because of the decline in quality and manliness.
And just like that, we see how a dangerously psychotic and crazy lonely cop with suicidal tendencies and a frustrated old family man close to retirement age that claims that he is "too old for this shit" suddenly become parodies of themselves without caring about it. We are so distant from the original characters…
My favourite in the series growing up, my favourite now. Probably cos of nostalgia
Riggs and Murtaugh were too old for this shit but they still have good chemistry together which keeps the film entertaining to a point. It sometimes gets a bit soapy with it's family affairs plot though and misses the wild crazy Riggs of old. Still, I have a soft spot for this film, it was one of four films (the other three weren't the previous films in the franchise) that started my dvd collection back in 1999 and thus has a place in my heart. Those four films started me on a filmic odyssey that I have been on ever since. So they can fuck you with the cell phones all they like, I'll keep coming back regardless.
Better than I thought it was going to be but nowhere close to the commerical wonders that the first couple were in the 80's.
Clearly the weakest in the franchise. Shows how dated, predictable, and joyless the franchise has become. The chemistry amongst the cast is barely there, though Glover and Gibson make another good team. This film is not only predictable, but it's too overly sentimental and kinda lame. Poor finale to a great franchise. Hopefully this franchise stays retired because it's getting too old for this shit.
Martin Riggs: Flied lice?
Uncle Benny: Flied lice? It's fried rice, you plick.
Lee Butters: You have the right to remain silent, so shut the fuck up, okay? You have the right to an attorney. If you can't afford an attorney, we'll provide you with the dumbest fucking lawyer on earth. If you get Johnny Cochrane, I'll kill ya!
Should have left it alone
Quite possibly the best installment in the Lethal Weapon series, Lethal Weapon 4 is suprisingly heartfelt and excellently thrilling. Balancing some of the best action the series has had to offer and being emotionally ripe, this is excellent. Gone are the bland action set pieces of the first, here are some expertly shot and brilliantly thrilling fight scenes. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover have never been sharper and their material this time is suitably touching. The final few minutes are nothing less than tear enduring moments. This film feels like the end of an era and is brilliant enough to not be dissapointing.
Y por fin la saga llegó al punto necesario, ese aquel al que había aspirado secretamente, esa quintaesencia de las budy movies, sin ningún tipo de preocupación más allá de ser extremadamente entretenida.
Esta cuarta entrega, que seguramente no será del agrado de los más fans de la saga, tiene un par de detalles que la convierten en el cierre perfecto. Para empezar esta la epicidad de sus diferentes subtramas. Luego está la química de los personajes protagonistas, por fin expresada como es debido. La acción es fantástica, a pesar del agotamiento de Glover y Gibson. Se cierran puntos que llevan tratándose durante toda la saga. Y tienen a un villano de altura, que por fin es lo suficientemente carismático como para destacar por si solo.
Ahora sí Donner y Black, ahora sí.
Jet Li wird leider verschenkt. Dazu einige absolut dämliche Szenen (Zahnarzt). Die Action passt, der Humor schwankt zwischen gut und schwach. Chris Rock und seine Nebenstory passt irgendwie nicht so rein. Schwächster Teil der Reihe, aber doch noch unterhaltsam.
Though the franchise is a bit tired by this point, Gibson and Glover lead a great cast in a film full of pulse-pounding action spiced with hilarious comedy.
My least favorite of the series but still fun. This one was just a tad too goofy with the humor and also a little heavy handed at times. Jet Li is an awesome villain. It's fun but not quite up to par for me.
Years before movies like Red and The Expendables did the "I'm too old for this shit" gag, Lethal Weapon 4 beat them to the punch. One of the most popular buddy cop franchises of all time spawned three sequels and this one introduced Jet Li to American audiences. I remember my family going to see this one in theaters because Jet Li was in it, even though we knew he was playing a villain and was most likely going to die at the end. That didn't stop us from cheering him on anyway!
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