The Evolution of Blockbusters Through the Lens of the “Lethal Weapon” Franchise

Imagine sitting down in the theater and strapping in for the latest summer blockbuster. Let’s call this one Terminal Inferno. Or Sudden Overkill. Or something about a gun.

Fade in: Exterior shot of a police station.

Cut to: Captain’s office. A bigger man, hair gray and balding faster than he can keep up with, sits behind his desk. He toys with his wedding ring as he prepares to deliver the news.

Captain: HAYES!  JEFFRIES! Get in here!

Two cops enter: one is young, handsome, and rugged. This is Jeffries. The other is older, a slight but noticeable beer belly hanging over his belt and pressing against his holster. This is Hayes. They take a seat. Continue reading “The Evolution of Blockbusters Through the Lens of the “Lethal Weapon” Franchise”

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