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Lethal Weapon (1987)

Get ready to saddle up for some wildly excellent 80s action with The Most Excellent 80s Movies podcast’s tubular recap of Lethal Weapon!

Our radical hosts Krissy, Nathan, and special guest Andy Andy Nelson gnaw their way through this primo slice of buddy-cop nostalgia. It’s 1987 and extreme odd couple, detectives Riggs and Murtaugh, are trading quips and bullets on the streets of LA. 

The hosts serve up a bodacious summary of this classic flick starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as the mismatched cop duo. 

Majorly Important Points:

  • They dish on how this flick totally created the formula for buddy cop flicks with its wacky partners. We dig it!
  • Some stuff like Riggs’ grief and the villains are now kinda bogus and don’t hold up. Bummer!
  • The action scenes are styling and they can roll with the occasional plot holes. Sweet!
  • They analyze whether the wild Western-style ending fights really move the story. Hmmm.

Other Triumphant Topics:

  • This movie screams the 1980s with its cliches, tropes, and references. Classic!
  • The action is almost as extreme as director Michael Bay’s future flicks. Ka-boom!
  • Some bits about women and doctors are now super cringe. Not cool!
  • Is this really a holiday classic or just set at Christmas? We’re not sure, dudes.
  • They rate this radical movie between 6 and 8 “buns” out of 10.

In conclusion, this most excellent 80s flick is a pioneer of buddy cop films despite some heinous elements that don’t age well.

It’s the podcast where a filmmaker (Nathan Blackwell of Squishy Studios) and a comedian (Krissy Lenz of Neighborhood Comedy Theatre) take a hilarious look at the 80s movies we think we love or might have missed with modern eyes and probably a significant haze of nostalgia.
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