Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Lethal Weapon...

I'm getting too old for this s**t...

And so started the greatest 'buddy-buddy' partnership in film history when Mel Gibson's 'Riggs' tussled with Danny Glover's 'Murtaugh'. And the whole cinema leaped into applause. Whooping and cheering was shouted throughout the film as one luners, tear jerkers and pure comedy leapt from the screen onto an audience that was well up for a night of fun!

It is not often you get an Indian style crowd in a London cinema. But that was exactly what happened on Monday night as a well patroned Prince Charles Cinema screened a Double Bill of Lethal Weapon and Die Hard in one night. I stayed for the 'Lethal' and yeah, like the rest of the crowd, I cracked up at the early mobile phones, blatant politics and the one liners of the series. Most of that audience would have either been too young to legally see that film when it first came out or maybe were not even born. But thanks to TV and an early finish from work, the audience was up for a night of high octane, pure eighties fun.

And fun it was. I wanted to experience the film on the big screen ad for me, this was the moment I have been looking forward to a month. It is hard to forget just how revolutionary Lethal Weapon was. Blowing up the middle of urban areas and having chilled out talk at the same time. It was an unsophisticated Bond, but packed with laughs, humanity and bare torture. Sadistic yet supple, this was a film that has been enjoyed for over twenty years and will be continued to be enjoyed for many years to come...

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