Friday, August 8, 2008

Lethal Weapon 5: Too Old For This Shit?

Yep, from now on I will be reporting on new information and giving my opinions on it. Let's see how many updates you can make it through, before you just say to yourself "This guy is a fucking idiot!" I'm a guy who embraces the idea of sequels......well, in most cases. There are exceptions. Lethal Weapon 5 is not one of those. Yes, rumour has it there will be a 5th installment into the franchise. Could suck, right? I'm not so sure. Firstly, aren't they too old? My answer, no not really. Not the actors, anyway. It really depends on how long after the forth they set it. In the first movie the characters were written a fair bit older than the actors were at the time, such as Danny Glover's character, Roger Murtaugh was celebrating his 50th birthday at the start, while Glover was only 42 at the time. So I guess if they wanted to, they could have the 5th take place like 3 years after the 4th and the actors could have just been written to have had a rough few years. I think the actors can handle it. And if they want to write them as old farts, then let's see what they do with that direction. Something that gives me faith in this movie is that it doesn't just have another director planning to do it, it has Richard Donner, who has stuck by the franchise the whole way. Also, the writer is Shane Black, who not only wrote the first movie, but also the awesome "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang." So I'm not worried about the director and writer. Now this is what worries me. Will they get back all the old characters and actors? What I liked about this franchise is how they kept the characters, even if they only had the smallest of roles. Like how Murtaugh's family always had minor roles. And Joe Pesci showing up time to time. When I watched the movies, I thought that was really cool. So I really hope all the characters make appearences. Yes, that means Chris Rock aswell. Sorry that I can't really offer much in the actual information department, since my original source,, didn't really have much information. At least you know how I feel about this potential sequel, if that's any consolation. I hope we get to hear more on this, because this is a movie I would like to see.

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