Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Riggs (Mel Gibson) and Murtaugh (Danny Glover) are back in the buddy cop action/comedy that sees the pair chasing down a group of corrupt “diplomats” from South Africa. Joining the party this time around is Leo Getz (Joe Pesci), the man the pair must protect so he can testify in court, but as expected, Leo is sucked into the world of action and mayhem as Riggs and Murtaugh track down the new bad guy in town.
With the same awesome formula as the first, Lethal Weapon 2 upped the action with its non-stop gun fights and car chases. Riggs is less crazy this time as he isn’t suicidal anymore, but he sure is out for revenge this go round and knows how to keep up the crazy stunts! I liked the addition of Joe Pesci as the overly annoying Leo Getz, however others beg to differ, but I found him funny and something to keep the pair from getting too stale. They story isn’t as involved story wise as the first movie, but who really cares right? Richard Donnor knows how to make an audience happy and does it well, and which 2 more movies to come! Although not my favorite of the 4 films, who doesn’t like all this series has to offer?? Co-starring Joss Ackland, Darlene Love, Patsy Kensit, Stephen Kahan, and Traci Wolfe.
10/10 Stars – Comedy, Action, Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Richard Donnor…
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