Cinema: Bone Crack LETHAL WEAPON

Directed by Richard Donner Screenplay by Shane Black

What a concept! Mad Max meets The Cosby Show. What a surprise! It works better than a fastidious mind might imagine. One reason is that Mel Gibson himself has been recruited to play Lethal Weapon's lethal weapon, Los Angeles Police Detective Martin Riggs. Sometimes, when Gibson is not wandering the post-atomic Outback, he has a tendency merely to stand around looking internationally handsome. But Riggs is Max's psychological cousin, a man whose wild-eyed courage is based on having witnessed so much cruelty that he no longer cares whether he lives or dies. Gibson knows just how to temper the gaga energy...

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