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Lethal Weapon 3

Published May 21, 2017

Lethal Weapon 3

Film info

  • Title Lethal Weapon 3
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  • Year 1992
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This boxoffice blockbuster sequel reunites box-office superstar and Oscar-winner Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Oscar-winner Joe Pesci, and introduces Rene Russo as a tough Internal Affairs cop who gives Gibson a run for his money. Glover's last week before retirement has no chance of being peaceful -- not while Gibson is still his partner, and an ex-cop turned criminal mastermind is on the loose.

Background info

Title: Lethal Weapon 3 Director: Richard Donner Year: 1992 Run time: 1hr 58m

Live blog

2:15 - He is a bit cavalier about it. That’s what a bomb squad is for. 5:44 - He can’t even remember what his own hunch is, haha. 7:41 - “Right, oops.” 13:57 - She is having far too much fun during this chase scene, love her. 22:12 - Oh my god, that’s awful. “Now we got a relationship we can build on.” Oof. 25:58 - Retirement plans = things. 32:54 - “What are we, required reading or something?' 41:44 - They must have filmed this after an actual game, right? 44:51 - I don’t know how people can just eat raw onions like that. Bleurgh. 51:36 - It’s weird when he’s being earnest. 54:08 - “Semantics? I’m always up for some antics.” 57:18 - I know he’s unorthodox but why must he do things without backup? 1:03:28 - I quite like comparing scars as a way to get to know each other. 1:10:09 - They’re a brilliant partnership, flaws and all. 1:11:49 - “We’re in the middle of a case… of scotch.” 1:21:25 - Love them just messing about in the office. 1:31:47 - Convertible train/car is amazing! 1:41:29 - “I wish somebody would cover me for a change!” 1:50:00 - Why doesn’t he have.a lock on the bathroom door?

Conclusions

Loved the first Lethal Weapon, whilst the second was a bit of a disappointment, but thankfully this third installment was perhaps the best of the lot. It doesn’t take long to be right back in the thick of things, with our heroes setting off a bomb within ten minutes of arriving on screen.

I actually liked how things got more serious as the story went along, and there were moments of real heartfelt insight. Their fight on the boat was a wonderful way to get to know their partnership even better, and it contrasted nicely with the hilarity in the office.

Plus, Rene Russo was a great addition to the team, always good to see a female character holding her own and, in fact, showing the boys up on occasion! Really loved this.

Rating: 5/5.

Rating: Unrated

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