Lethal Weapon (Richard Donner, 1987)

Double Impact show

Summary: 084 - Another buddy cop blockbuster this week. In fact, it's probably the one that has come to define the genre - 1987's Lethal Weapon. Join us as we break this thing down into digestible chunks of analysis, historical context, and a healthy fear of Mel Gibson. We deep dive into Shane Black's ongoing use of Xmas as an action movie backdrop, the films origin story, dissect the plot and capture its legacy - all in an effort to decide how it holds up in 2020.