Lethal Weapon 2

Year: 1989
Director: Richard Donner
Cast: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Patsy Kensit, Joss Ackland
The Lethal Weapon series had started its transition by the second installment - from straight action with a few minor laughs to full-blown action comedy in the vein of Beverly Hills Cop. Now that Riggs' (Gibson) loose cannon has found friendship and love with Murtaugh's (Glover) family, his violent psychosis isn't really as much of a feature as his good natured larrakin-ness.

It dishes up the same basic plot as the first, fostering a new ethnic hatred for American audiences (anti-Semitic South Africans).

It introduces Riggs' first love interest (Kensit) then promptly knocks her off, sparking a stony faced trash-the-rules-and-the-villains'-stronghold rampage.

Nothing terribly new, entertaining if the first one was your cup of tea.

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