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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…
if u love unrelenting racism, misogyny, homophobia, and more, boy do i have the movie for you!
Proof if it were ever needed that this franchise was on its last legs was the introduction of Chris Rock. It had become obvious that Gibson and Glover couldn't carry the film on their own after a major role in film three for Rene Russo. She reprises her role again here alongside Pesci who really is just here to make up the numbers this time around. Jet li kicks everyone's ass here as the villain of the piece and there is definitely a more comedic tone here with Rock and his trademark shit. Centering the story around people smuggling and Chinese Triads, this just never had either the intensity or the wit and sarcasm that Gibson had delivered in spades in the first two films. Lethal Weapon was a terrific action film, and Gibson was that lethal weapon. In this everyone looked old, and the script was as flat as a pancake.
Finally after 17 years since being released I watched Lethal Weapon 4. Not sure why I never got around to it since I really liked the previous 3. A lot of the comedy this time around was really annoying and obnoxious but Jet Li was an awesome villain and the final fight scene was one of the best in the whole series. And considering how boring and generic the main bad guy was in part 3 was I'd have to say that part 4 is surprisingly not my least favorite in the series.
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.
WAIT! THEIR IS NO DIRECTOR'S CUT!
Lethal weapon 4 to me is actually a great ending to a great franchise, it improves upon the third whilst respecting the first two movies but adds a lot more comedy on top of awesome action sequences, this time round the comedy is perfect and having Chris Rock in this movie was a fantastic addition to the franchise.
Los monólogos de Chris Rock (metidos con calzador) se ven recompensados con una pelea final lo suficientemente épica como para magnificar el final de una saga memorable. Del resto, poco más se puede decir a estas alturas: los constantes auto-guiños son un regalo para la fidelidad del espectador; el respiro emocional que se les concede a los protagonistas es más que merecido; y la sobredosis correspondiente de acción y humor es tan fuerte que me curó momentáneamente ciertas fobias con los aviones, proporcionándome un placentero y ameno viaje de vuelta a casa.
Joe Pesci’s Froggy speech, so good.
Somehow more likable than previous two installments, despite homophobia played for laughs, overcrowded cast, and the continued inclusion of Joe Pesci's character, probably because the action here is an improvement, with a thrilling car chase and all of Jet Li's badassery. Pretty disappointing revisits all around.
Final series ranking: Lethal Weapon, LW 4, LW 2, and LW 3.
The Butters gag was the best part
This is a miracle baby. Given the circumstances under which it was greenlit and produced, it should be absolute gibberish, but you'd never know it by watching. There are movies made today that are worked on for three whole years that aren't nearly this cohesive. Genuinely funny all the way through yet still on its game enough to give us both the best car chase and best fight of the series. Best villain too. It's both a love letter to longtime fans of these characters and the perfect coda for the characters. I mean, this movie completes a four-film character arc for Riggs that there was no reason to suspect was even a work in progress. I don't think I could love this more.
How to make a Lethal Weapon movie: Riggs is a shit magnet and Murtaugh is too black for this shit.
We remember this for its wonderful ending, but we are wrong because there is still 15 minutes left after someone gets shot underwater and half of that is a Father Of The Bride II short.
Still, before that, when it isn't a late night talk show set up for a Chris Rock routine or screaming overlapping improv, it's so great, so really the climax shouldn't even stand out so much. But it does, you can't help that.
Kinda of fun. Jet Li is a decent bad guy.
The third-best in the series. The plot moves quickly, many of the jokes hit, and that car chase sequence is epic. Jet Li also serves as a solid adversary.
Unfortunately, the yin-yang of Riggs-Murtaugh has turned to Riggs being a closet racist and Murtaugh a closet homophobe throughout this one; two undertones you think would have been less prevalent in Hollywood by 1998.
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