Tops the first one with more action, explosives and humor and scenes where Joe Pesci talks a lot but lacks the really good story. A tragic romance between Mel Gibson and Patsy Kensit would have been a lot stronger too had it not been for the terrible accent that Kensit has throughout the film that makes me squirm.
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.