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Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

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Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)


Mel Gibson
Danny Glover
Joe Pesci
Rene Russo
Stuart Wilson

Directed by Richard Donner

Every time I think about Lethal Weapon I remember the intro that was presented in this film. I have seen many films in my days with many intros that can be classified as classic. The one I very much remember is the one in the 2012 film Django Unchanged.

“Spoiler Alert”Back to this classic intro, it is not every time that you watch a movie and the lead actors who are intended to be the heroes in the movie actually brought down a building instead of just waiting for the bomb squad to do their job.

Rene Russo’s introduction in the movie is well received and it was nice to see another person swing legs and do some fighting instead of just Mel alone. Richard Donner kept Joe Pesci on the cast (who although in the original script was not part of the cast) which I also very much enjoyed seeing Leo Getz run his mouth non-stop. Lethal Weapon 3 to me was more comic filled than any of the others and to me from 1 to 3 it seemed all planned out. Lethal Weapon 4 seemed a little off and more like a lets cash in some more.

This movie’s plot has our two heroes demoted to walk the street and these guys were so chaotic at the job that it seemed safer keeping them as detectives. In this flick the villain is bold, intelligent and mercilesshe was a former L.A.P.D. Lieutenant named Jack Edward Travis (Stuart Wilson). Travis is an arms dealer who was running things smoothly till some of his men decided to do something stupid…, they committed a crime while Murtaugh and Riggs were on the scene.

While the investigation was going on, the duo met Lorna Cole (Rene Russo) from internal affairs she is tough smart and happen to be the only woman in the whole series who could handle Riggs. Now the duo now turned trio went all out to bring Travis down.

Lethal Weapon 3 was also a commercial success but was received with mixed reviews; again the score was done by the trio Michael Kamen, Eric Clapton, and David Sanborn who also worked on the previous two films.

This is my third favorite in the series, but the intro is my top best. Richard Donner did a great job with this characters created by Shane Black, and I just have to give him kudos because this series is one that too me should be left where it is and a remake should not be done or a continuation, as we saw in Die Hard 5, if you drag it you wreck it.

See Also
Lethal Weapon 4


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