- Is Jet Li's Lighting-Fast Beretta Disassembly in 'Lethal Weapon 4' Actually Doable?
- Looking back at Lethal Weapon 4
- Lethal Weapon 4
Is Jet Li's Lighting-Fast Beretta Disassembly in 'Lethal Weapon 4' Actually Doable?
An example of Jet Li at his best (in Lethal Weapon 4)del del come film
Wah Sing Ku was the main antagonist in Lethal Weapon 4. He was a high-ranking Triad negotiator, who had enslaved many Chinese immigrants and brought them to the United States on a large boat. He was a master of martial arts and even possessed the skills to take a gun away from his opponents and take them apart in one deft move, as seen in his first confrontation with Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh. Ku spok Chinese as well as English, though only to his Triad members. Ku asks about the Hong family and it is revealed that they have escaped, leading Ku to order Uncle Benny to find them. Ku and some of his henchmen follow Proody in their car and ram his vehicle onto a level crossing, causing it to be hit by a speeding train and killing him.
Due to issues with the department's insurance carrier over Riggs and Murtaugh's actions as sergeants, the Police Chief has Captain Murphy Steve Kahan promote them to captains. The officers along with Leo Getz Joe Pesci come upon a Chinese immigrant smuggling ring after running an ocean-going vessel aground, though the captain of the boat escapes. Murtaugh offers them shelter in his home, and their families, along with Riggs and Cole, quickly bond. Hong reveals he is looking for his uncle, a skilled engraver, who had paid for their passage to the United States. Riggs discovers through Lorna that Murtaugh's yet-to-be-born grandchild from Rianne is by Detective Lee Butters Chris Rock , which Murtaugh cannot possibly tolerate as he did not want his daughter to marry a police officer, and that Murtaugh still does not know who the father is due to the family hiding it from him.
Shane Black's script was brooding, well-paced, and action-packed. Most importantly, though, the film's character development helped it stand out from the pack in a genre mainly focused on car chases and explosions. Riggs and Murtaugh's partnership was the solid foundation the story needed, and fans couldn't help but connect with these heroes. With box office numbers through the roof, it was quickly evident that Warner Bros. Three decades later, the Lethal Weapon legacy is still going strong. With four films in the franchise and Fox's Lethal Weapon TV series adding a successful small-screen spinoff, it's never a bad time to look back on the movies that changed the action genre forever. Shane Black's rise to prominence is one heck of a Hollywood success story.
Jet Li stands there, two guns in his face. And in the blink of an eye, he's ripped the slide off of Mel Gibson's Beretta. Was it a bit of movie magic, or can you actually do that? Forgotten Weapons. Show more What is this?
Looking back at Lethal Weapon 4
Jet Li - Lethal Weapon 4 (1998 Crowd Reaction Audio)
Lethal Weapon 4
As I wrote in my piece about Lethal Weapon 3 , the series had, by this time, decided to stop taking itself too seriously. And this ethos continues in the fourth and final? For Lethal Weapon 4 ups the headcount so much that the poster for the film reminded me of a George Lucas poster. This time round, there is no doubt that Gibson takes centre stage, with Danny Glover hanging off his shoulder like a trusty companion should do. But why not share the limelight together? Explosions and fight sequences — lots of them — sit neatly among neat one-liners, bad-ass criminals and an uneasy dose of romance and drama. Among all this is the central plot, which revolves around Chinese immigrants and Triad crime lords.
Jet Li on set of Lethal Weapon 4