Lethal Weapon 2 [Blu-ray]
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Lethal Weapon 2 (BD)
The series formula started to kick in with this immediate sequel to Lethal Weapon, but that doesn't necessarily make it a weak movie. Joe Pesci joins the fold, Richard Donner directs again, and Mel Gibson and Danny Glover return as LAPD partners, their relationship smoother now that Gibson's character has recovered from his maddening grief over his wife's death. But the reckless Mel and cautious Danny equation, good for a million laughs, settles into place in this story involving a South African smuggler and a new girlfriend (Patsy Kensit) for Gibson. The movie is hardly comfy, though. The last act gets nasty, and a climactic fight between Gibson (who gets the worst of it) and some high-kicking villain is ugly. The DVD release includes production notes, Dolby sound, theatrical trailer, optional full-screen and widescreen presentations, optional French soundtrack, and optional English, French, and Spanish subtitles. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This time the villains aren't mercenaries, they're South Africans making counterfeit money, and one of the film's best lines is when Pesci brings Glover into the South African Embassy where an Afrikaner informs him, "But...but...you're black!!!"
But when Pesci's not in the scenes, there's just none of the fire of the first movie, and instead of the nonstop action of LETHAL WEAPON we're left with scenes like Gibson spending quality time at the Murtaugh's house chopping vegetables and nonchalantly talking about the death of his wife, a major part of his character in the first movie. Maybe by LETHAL WEAPON 2 Gibson and Glover are simply tired of playing the roles, because they just don't have any of the magic of their first movie together, but when Joe Pesci's in the game, one thing's for sure:LETHAL WEAPON 2 IS JOE PESCI'S BEST MOVIE!!!
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Directed by Richard Donner (Ladyhawke, Maverick, Superman:The Movie) made an very entertaining Sequel that almost Tops the Original. Pesci is fun as their Unexpected Buddy. DVD's has an fine non-anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) transfer, the Pan & Scan is also alivable. An strong remastered Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. An must for action buffs. Newest DVD Edition runs 4 mintues of additional footage and the first time in DTS 5.1 Surround Sound and anamorphic Widescreen. This was One of the Biggest Hits of 1989. The Film was Oscar Nominated for Best Sound Editing. Panavision. Grade:A-.
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Originally, I bought the 4-movie set of Lethal Weapon. I had problems viewing two of the movies on my laptop, personal DVD player, and DVD connected to TV. Read morePublished on March 18 2014 by Ron from Windsor
American buddy cop action comedy film - a sequel to the Lethal Weapon film - examine on the nature of friendship - buddy are thrust into a series of challenges that require... Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2013 by T
to me,this is a better movie than the first one.it's got much more
action,it's more exciting,and faster paced.it's also funnier. Read more
The boys are back in town for the second film in the legendary "Lethal Weapon" series. This time around, Riggs (Mel Gibson) and Murtaugh (Danny Glover) stumble upon a... Read morePublished on June 26 2004 by Tom Benton
My all time favorite action movie. Nothing else even comes close in terms of action and comedy. Gibson and Glover are outrageous as goofball cops Riggs and Murtaugh and Joe Pesci... Read morePublished on April 3 2004 by Joe Clay
A good second installment in the series. It does some good character development of the principles, but it's easy to see why "buddies" became more important in the later films.Published on Feb. 5 2004 by Daniel S. Russell
The only movie I have seen in the Lethal Weapon series is Lethal Weapon 2 which is a mixture of comedy, drama and action and I thought it was a good movie and I recommend it to... Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2004 by Calinira
Although this one does not start out [like] the first movie it still has a good beggining that sucks you right in. Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2004
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