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Lethal Weapon 3

Year: 1992
Production Co: Silver Pictures
Studio: Warner Bros
Director: Richard Donner
Producer: Richard Donner/Joel Silver
Writer: Shane Black/Jeffrey Boam
Cast: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Rene Russo, Joe Pesci
Is this the one with the enormous mullet? Yes, it's still there. Is it the one with the South African villains? No, we're past that. The one with Jet Li, Chris Rock and the cast as big as Ben-Hur? No, they hadn't got that far yet. The one where they abandoned any sense of seriousness to make it a buddy/cop/action/comedy? No, they hadn't quite abandoned all semblance of integrity by then.

It's the one with another throwaway plot about a crooked former cop and a small arms racket, the only notable aspect being Riggs (Gibson) meeting the lady of his dreams in Lorna (Russo) as she beats seven shades of shit out of a bunch of crooks and then the two compare battle scars.

Other than that, the entire franchise is a blur of bad puns, bad hair and the application of cookie cutter stories to showcase the Riggs/Murtaugh shtick. By this instalment, it had already grown very tired.

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