Two mismatched cops have to pull themselves together for a tricky case and in the process they overcome personal hurdles. This is the stuff numerous action films are made of, which also come with a veritable pun attack when the law enforcement verbally tests their strength. » Lethal Weapon » didn’t invent the buddy cop formula, but implemented it so strikingly that the FSK-18 action-fun starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover became the archetype of the genre .
He also made Shane Black one of Hollywood’s most in-demand screenwriters (26 years before his billion-dollar hit Iron Man 3). And it has been continued in cinemas three times so far. Action fans can have long discussions about which «Lethal Weapon» part makes the most fun. And if you need a refresher to make your decision in the debate, no problem: All four parts of the «Lethal Weapon» series are now available as a subscription on Amazon Prime Video !
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A «Lethal Weapon» marathon represents a short journey through time through US action cinema. Part one received an FSK approval from the age of 18 — which it still has, although this assessment no longer corresponds to today’s standards! Nevertheless, it is the most «adult», because the most dramatic part. The sequels always mix wilder action and louder jokes into the formula for success — and after two FSK 16 films, part 4 also increases the level of violence so that it has an FSK 18 again.
«Lethal Weapon»: Tough, vulnerable AND funny
At 50, family man Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) feels «too old for this crap» and doesn’t want to take any more risks in the police service. His new partner Detective Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) is cut from a completely different cloth: stricken by bouts of depression, he craves almost maniacally for thrills to get through the day. Opposites that repel each other, but complement each other in a fruitful way the first time they fall together…
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