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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…
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.
"We're not friends, we're family!"
Lethal Weapon 4 is a film that gets way too much slack for what it is, which is a perfect final outing for a fantastic series. Once again, we're reunited with Gibson, Glover, Pesci, Russo, and director Richard Donner, with the newest addition to the series being Chris Rock's Detective Lee Butters. The film also marked the American debut of renowned martial artist Jet Li, as the main villain. The film is written by Channing Gibson, from a story off of Miles Miller, Alfred Gough, and Jonathan Lemkin, which really rounds out the series spectacularly.
The fourth film in the famed action series is a step up from the last film, with a more well…
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.
Maintains its heart --those nice, small character moments-- amidst all the, for better or worse, late 90s action influences.
a poor effort.
Concluding my 'Lethal Weapon' box set with the least appealing of the franchise; 'Lethal Weapon 4'. Easily the worst in the quadrilogy, number 4 never seems to properly get off the mark.
All of the cast are a bit older, all of the plot is a bit older, all of the concept is a bit older. Enter Chris Rock. It is like some body thought long and hard about which best way to ruin the Lethal Weapon franchise. And they came up trumps with Chris Rock. He is simply horrific, it is like watching Danny Glover wanting to punch the pratt for almost two hours.
Fun, brainless, but ultimately a poor finish to the box set. And indeed the franchise.
Marcus Menomonee Falls
Donner tenía ganas de volver a reunir al equipo letal. Una cuarta entrega sólo es digerible si se hace con las dosis de humor y autoparodia que aquí se nos dan a raudales. Muy divertida.
Fechamento da série acontece com estilo. Novamente as grandes explosões e outras cenas absurdas viram a assinatura de uma franquia. Podemos ver uma retomada leve do sentimental primeiro filme, Mas com o melhor do terceiro.
Finalização com honra.
Hideous, repellent and everything you'd expect from a modern-day Mel Gibson. Mostly unenjoyable, far too long and the sentimental schmaltzy ending made me wish death on everyone involved.
And my Lethal Weapon re-watching is over. Of the Shane Black movies to become a series, I had about the least fun with this one. Wouldn't Long Kiss Goodnight have made a better silly franchise?
The big haired mullet is finally gone. We have finally moved to a new decade.
The certainly upped the initial action scene explosions. Although the flame thrower in the rain had some physics issues.
I can't tell if they are playing this as a joke or not, but every car is made of explosives.
Other than Rock riffing on Pesci in his first meeting, he is a mess in this movie. Rock just isn't cut out for an action comedy. Although the leprechaun line…
Lethal Weapon 4 is a satisfying and extremely entertaining final installment of one of the coolest action movie franchises. Released six years after the third movie, which is the weakest of the four, this film meant a worthy and energetic comeback for both Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. Also, the plot was engaging and the action sequences were spectacular.
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