On Latter Day Buddy Cop Movies
|Feel that hot California sun burning down on you.|
|You knew I wasn't going to get through|
this without a Bruce Willis movie.
|The best ever.|
|So what, I'm not allowed to like the 4th one?|
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998): I'm sure any of you who has ever seen a Lethal Weapon movie is asking "What? Why are you talking about Lethal Weapon four? Surely Lethal Weapon 1 or 2 should be the one to make the list, if any of them did, right? Well Those movies are probably better than this one, but for whatever reason, maybe the inclusion of Chris Rock spewing profanities, perhaps it was Jet Li beating the holy hell out of Danny Glover and Mel Gibson at the end. I'm not sure, I just know that I like this one best. Lethal Weapon, for the layperson features loose cannon, sort of mentally unstable Martin Riggs (Gibson) and by-the-book family man Roger Murtaugh (Glover) two LAPD officers, who get into... situations. In LW4, they end up trying to bring down a Chinese immigrant smuggling ring, and in doing so end up pissing off some very dangerous Triads. among them is the taciturn but obviously very dangerous Wah Sing Ku (Jet Li). Along the way Riggs and Murtaugh are assisted by Leo Getz (Joe Pesci) a former witness turned private detective, and Murtaugh's soon to be son in law Lee Butters (Chris Rock). This movie met with not so hot reviews (like basically every one of these movies) but grossed an enormous 285 million against its also pretty massive 100 million dollar budget. If you like wise cracking interspersed with gunfights and brutal hand-to-hand, then check this one out.
That wraps up my list! If you're looking for some quality cop and cop team up, then this list is, in my humble, or not so humble, self-important opinion, a pretty good place to start. If you're looking for serious cop drama well... I can't help you there, this list isn't that. If you're looking for fun action movies with humor interspersed between the violence, well these run the range from more serious to less serious, and they're all worth a watch. That's it for me today, I'll see you all Tuesday! Enjoy your weekends.