Mel Gibson likes action but with some social depth
We are reaching here the roots of Mel Gibson. He is a cop without any
equal and pairs with another cop who is only second but learns fast.
The action is highly packed and intense and that is exactly what we
want, what we like. But is action enough to make a good film? Of course
not. The film is good first of all because of the small touches of
humanity that are scattered all around, a dog as a best friend, a cat
as a best buddy, and you can imagine the meeting of the two on
Christmas day. A boat that has a front and a back and no water all
around. Several kids who are as nice as kids know how to be when they
are in a good mood, and we are surprised by the high level of
resistance and resilience they demonstrate in the midst of that frantic
action. A few black street boys who are deliciously anti-cop and just
like ice cream so much that they start forgetting they are not supposed
to speak to cops. A grenade that is a smoke bomb. A birthday that turns
hectic with too many candles, definitely too many, on the cake. A
shooting gallery that turns funny with bullets carving nice smiles into
the faces of all the culprits in the world. And that and many more
details make that film a real pleasure, nearly emotional. But the film
is a lot better than that. When a country starts something dirty in the
world against another country or another people, sooner or later the
criminals that country has trained to do the bad job will come back to
haunt everyone in their tombs or a little before they put them in their
tombs. Killing machines are killing machines and you cannot stop them
because you decide the war is over. That's why you should never start a
war anywhere in the world, and those professional trained criminals can
only be put to death because they will never accept any other trial or
judgment, nor any period of peace and quiet at the bottom of a jail
seen as an aquarium for gold fishes. They can only end fighting with
real weapons and killed by real bullets, two rather than one, from two
different guns rather than only one. That's what makes this film a
lasting pleasure because in the world there is always the temptation to
start a new war, and after starting a first one you cannot resist
starting a second to spread the feast and the fun and make hundreds of
thousands of people, in uniform or not, take part in the "danse
macabre" that leads right to the cemetery, what's more an anonymous
tomb of course, or just a collective grave, a big hole with some lye on
top of the dismembered bodies. But we can end with the beginning then
and imagine what the best friend dog and the best buddy cat do together
when they meet. They do what human beings always do when they meet:
they fight over their differences.
Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, University
Paris 8 Saint Denis, University Paris 12 Créteil, CEGID.
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Los Angeles police sergeant Roger Murtaugh, who has just turned 50 years old, is assigned to investigate the death of Amanda Hunsaker, a prostitute who is one of the daughters of bank president Michael Hunsaker, a friend whom Roger has known since they were in the Vietnam War together, but Roger hasn't seen Michael in 12 years. Beginning with this investigation, Roger is assigned a new partner Sergeant Martin Riggs, who has been suicidal ever since his wife Victoria "Vicky" Lynn Riggs died in a car crash in 1984. Riggs and Murtaugh's investigation of Amanda's death reveals that she was murdered. Upon hearing of this, Michael tells Murtaugh that he would like for whoever is behind Amanda's murder to end up dead, like Amanda. Riggs and Murtaugh's investigation continues and it makes them the targets of Shadow Company, a group of former Vietnam War era mercenaries who now bring heroin into the Los Angeles County region. Shadow Company's leader, General Peter McAllister, and his right hand man, Mr. Joshua, want Riggs and Murtaugh dead, no matter what the cost..
Hermess watch The Lodger movie
A good old style detective..
tadeusz23 watch Tarzan Escapes movie
good old movie with mel gibson and danny glover.
cherine watch Freedomland movie
A good old style detective.u have 2 c it.
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coolest cop movie....
Super movie...super actors and cast...very lively...you can watch this movie over and over and never get tired of the entertainment..
lethal wepon ---good movie.
Lethal Weapon is an awesome movie!! awesome job on the good cop/bad cop scenario!!.
this movie is very, very good.
film very super.. ,,, ,,,.
The best of the Lethal series.
The original Lethal Weapon is very
energetic and full of suspense. It has
the right amount of comedy and action,
it's a great buddy picture. Mel Gibson
and Danny Glover are perfect together
and Gary Busey, who always plays bad
guys so well, is dead on as Mr.
Joshua. The movie has a good plot and
the action scenes are fantastic.
Richard Donner can be a very good
director and this is one of his best.
Shane Black's screenplay is well
written and the editing and
cinematography are very tight. There
are a lot of cop buddy movies out
there, but Lethal Weapon is one of the