This week on our show we brought in everyone’s favorite “Zombie Dog” Matt Dykes to talk about the next film in our Richard Donner retrospective: “Lethal Weapon 2.” We had a lot to talk about with this one, from the shoddy police work on display to the scene stealing/chewing Joe Pesci to the very nebulous villains hiding behind their diplomatic immunity. Fun film and equally fun conversation so let’s get right to it.
In a time where superhero movies were not dominating the box office; where the idea of a dark, moody and serious comic book movie was something that people would screw their noses up at, one film managed to break the mold of what we conceived comic book films to be. It showed us that they could be serious and didn’t have to be about extraordinary characters.
But the transition from the pages of comic books to the big screen was not an easy one.Continue reading Dancing with the Devil by the Pale Moonlight: Batman 30 Years Later
Matt is a huge film and TV buff who studied film and moving image production at university. In his spare time he enjoys reading comics and books, the occasional gaming session and writing novels.