Movie Night: Lethal Weapon

Tonight’s Movie Night is another Bye Week pick. I can’t really think of too much to say here. It’s been out for a little while, so I’m assuming most of you would’ve seen it if you were remotely interested. Keep in mind, I’m not really an action movie type of guy.

Mel Gibson “acts” crazy, but trash tv has taught me it’s probably not an act. Credit where it’s due, it DID fit the character. The movie as a whole felt… empty to me. I was expecting either more plot or more action. And yes, I know one of those things was a real long shot. It just felt like filler for the most part. I never felt engaged enough with the story, and there wasn’t enough action to switch my brain off. Overall, not my cup of tea. I’d give a 2.5/5.

Movie Night: Police Academy

Tonight’s Movie Night is the second of the bye weeks, with the “unseen classic” reasoning. I’m sure most of you have either seen this already or at least know about it. An inoffensive comedy featuring numerous jokes that have already been used in other places, so I guess this is where they got the ideas from. I agree with my brother, that it’s good to see a comedy that doesn’t just resort to crass, common-denominator style humour. Well, most of the time, anyway.

Overall, I’d recommend it as part of a block of movies. It struggles a little on its own, and I’m not sure how well it would stand up over time. You know, more than has already passed. I’d give it a 3/5.