Old School Action Movies That Still Kick Ass
Lethal Weapon (1987)
It’s been 25 years since the first Lethal Weapon film, but Detectives Riggs and Murtaugh are still the characters most associated with actors Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. The unlikely pair created a genre, the buddy cop action/thriller, that has yet to produce a truly worthy successor in terms of either story or just character chemistry. That first film perfectly struck a balance between action, comedy and character, and while future films became admittedly slapstick, the original Lethal Weapon is still sleek and suspenseful, even on its 100th viewing.