When I watch these movies (this one in particular) I can't help but marvel at how consistently, relentlessly high the energy is. How Richard Donner kept everyone at an 11/10 on set at all times is baffling to me.
There's no denying it: the edges here have been rounded off compared to the darkness, the genuine pathos touched upon in Shane Black's script for the first "Lethal Weapon." That said, you'd be hard-pressed to find an Eighties genre sequel that proves as fun, as hilarious, and as truly action-packed as this stellar second entry. The chemistry among the cast members is such that every laugh onscreen feels genuine.