LETHAL WEAPON 4 (15)
D: Richard Donner
Warner Bros. (Richard Donner & Joel
W: Channing Gibson [based on characters created by Shane
DP: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Ed: Frank J. Urioste
Mus: Michael Kamen, Eric Clapton & David
Mel Gibson (Martin Riggs), Danny Glover (Roger Murtaugh), Joe
Pesci (Leo Getz), Rene Russo (Lorna Cole), Chris Rock (Lee Butters), Jet Li (Wah Sing Ku)
With the basic mismatched cops formula all but gone, what's
left is a clichéd action thriller in which Mel Gibson's Martin Riggs picks on the little guy (Joe Pesci) a lot, whilst Danny Glover's Roger Murtaugh isn't happy with his daughter's new choice of
boyfriend (sarcastic cop Chris Rock).
The detectives still have time to piss off a gang of triads,
although it's hardly surprising due to some of the casual racism, as well as reckless endangerment. You'd really expect better from two officers of the law, but since this is a 'comedy', let's
turn a blind eye to that.
Thankfully, the final part of a franchise which ran out of
steam with the third film.