National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon

January 28, 2012 2 Min Read

Review by: Matt Brighton

Plot: What’s it about?

You’ve heard it all before. “I’m gettin’ too old for this @#%$!”. No wait, wrong movie. Well, you know a movie is successful when it spawns a parody (Airport->Airplane, Top Gun-> Hot Shots (Part Un and Deux), and Lethal Weapon->Loaded Weapon). Emilio Estevez takes on the role of Jack Colt and a then relatively unknown Samuel L. Jackson plays his partner, Wes Luger. While some of the jokes are downright tasteless, we like ’em that way. After all, it’s proven to be a success for movies like There’s Something About Mary and Dumb and Dumber. If you’re a fan of any or all of the Lethal Weapon movies, this is a must see. If you just want to sit there and laugh for 90 minutes, this is one for you to see. Look for cameos by Dr. Joyce Brothers and William Shatner to name but a few. I recommend it!

Video: How does it look?

Very few movies have looked quite as good as this one. I was a bit suprised, too. New Line has done another fine job with another of their catalog titles. And this really is a great transfer, the edges are clean and sharp and all color levels are right on. Not to mention a brand new 16:9 transfer. Nice job!

Audio: How does it sound?

Another remastered soundtrack for 5.1–If remastered soundtracks can sound this good, why can’t other movies form this day (“day” being 6 years ago) sound this good? Another thumbs up from me by New Line.

Supplements: What are the extras?

Not a whole lot here, mainly just a trailer and a choice between a full screen or widescreen presentation. Still, this is a lot more than other studios (and you know who you are) are doing. Overall this isn’t a bad little disc.

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