- Title Lethal Weapon 2
- Director Richard Donner
- Year 1989
- Run time 1hr 54m
- Tagline The magic is back
This high-voltage sequel continues the adventures of Los Angeles detectives Riggs and Murtaugh (Oscar-winner Mel Gibson and Danny Glover) as they try to thwart a smuggling ring of blond South African diplomats. Gibson finds romance this time around, and Academy Award-winner Joe Pesci joins the team as fast-talking con artist Leo Getz.
Title: Lethal Weapon 2 Director: Richard Donner Year: 1989 Run time: 1hr 54
We watched the first Lethal Weapon film last summer, and I obviously really liked it at the time. My vague recollections don’t remember it quite so fondly, but hey, we were interested in watching the sequel, so it can’t have been too bad! Yay for old movies being available in HD!
0:23 - The graphics are slightly better. Good times. 1:47 - “I knew nothing about the station wagon, bet’s off!” Great car chase! 3:09 - I must say this is quite an epic way to start a film! 5:10 - Lot of tyre squealing though, bit painful on the old ears. 6:31 - Between them, they have smashed up half the city. 9:59 - Fax machine! 13:12 - I want some stairs where I can climb over the banister and and on the sofa. 16:25 - I like that he is left in the house when everyone has gone, does he even live there? 17:00 - Worst accents ever!! 17:44 - Clearly they were trained by Dick van Dyke. 23:51 - “A real weird accent, I couldn’t place it.” No wonder. 26:29 - Joe Pesci! 31:37 - “You cops aren’t too bright, are you?” 33:11 - So he eats there, gets his laundry done there, but doesn’t actually live there? 35:41 - Nice house, stilts and all. 39:22 - More damage!! 43:12 - Aww, baby Patsy Kensit! She’s being South African, though. 47:34 - That’s a Subway. I thought Subway was new. 50:47 - He lives in a caravan. That’s why she does his laundry. We are gradually figuring out his life. 58:16 - He is an amazing friend, even if he is crazy. 1:06:40 - Wow, Patsy is not good. 1:13:44 - Why is there a cat flap in the floor for the dog? 1:21:09 - A cat flap that two humans can fit through. 1:25:45 - Something tells me she isn’t going to survive very long. 1:27:49 - Surefire way of giving a man the rage is to talk about his dead wife. 1:35:05 - Woah. Perhaps a stilt house isn’t such a good idea. 1:36:55 - “It’s been an experience knowing you. 1:41:50 - Mmm, a swimming pool of money. 1:47:38 - See, now that is a nice subtle choice of emotional music. 1:50:19 - Eric Clapton again.
This was good but not as good as the original. After a few minutes of watching, I remembered that what I liked about the first film was the partnership between the two. The moments when they were talking, just being normal, or bickering like an old married couple. In this second film, they spent far too much time apart, so whilst it was fun, it wasn’t quite as good.
Rating: 3 / 5