… but Lethal Weapon is a cool movie for a bunch of reasons.
- The chemistry between Danny Glover and Mel Gibson is fantastic
- Richard Donner
- Gary Busey. An action movie is only as good as its villain, and Busey matched Gibson’s insanity note for crazy note
- It was the first movie that I can think of where one of good guys carried a “wonder nine“, which unfortunately led to movies with “pistols as bullet hoses” for the next twenty years, but at the time, it was COOL!
There, I knew I squeeze in a gun reference there if I tried hard enough!
Speaking of which, here’s a deleted scene from the movie you may not have seen.