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I saw this movie for the first time the other day and it was so funny! Samuel L. Jackson and Emilio Estevez are great together, the combination of dumb and lazy and not with it and serious provides loads of laughs!!This movie is for those who enjoy stupid funny! The plot would make any anyone like this interested! I would recommend this for laughs.
After appearing in the various Spike Lee films as well as in 'Patriot Games' with Harrison Ford, Jackson went on to play comedy in 'Loaded Weapon' in order to broaden his base as an all round actor. Don't let him fool you. He may look like a gangster in the same way that Cagney did in the 1930's, but Jackson is far more of a rounded actor graduated from university than James Cagney was.
This film Beckons the Question....How do you Spoof a film which never took
itself seriously to start with,and in some ways was a comedy.
The answer is,it really cant be done and in the end,the Lethal weapon films came up with far more laughs mostly in part to its laid back nature...whilst this film take a far more laboured approach.
When I went to see this back in 1993...I went with much higher expectations and was disappointed.When i hired it recently on video recently i actually found it more funny as i watched it with far less expectation.The laughs in this film range from hit and miss,but the Real problem is Estevez trying to do a Leslie nielsen style deadpan act.It doesnt even remotely work and estevez got more laughs when he played Billy the kid in Young guns.
Kathy Ireland is terrible(as you would expect from a Model)...and whilst Samuel l jackson falters on a humour level,he does show a sternness which helps a little bit.The film looks Utterly cheap and Jon Lovitz trying to do Joe pesci Role is so Bad that one only wished that Pesci himself was hired.
I wont dabble about the rest of the cast...But the film is a real disappointment,and one can only hope that when people attempt to do Spoofs from now on...they can possess some of the Talent of the Airplane boys
I give it 4 out of 10
National Lampoon At It's Best. Still A Few Laughs are weak, but others Rock! Also, If You've Seen "Scary Movie 2" than you can compare Tim Curry's spoof acting in both films (But Then again, Scary Movie 2 has more sex, go see it) but frankly, in my opinion, Curry's Character is better in this movie, but Curry's character in Scary Movie 2 is funnier, but that's off the subject. i vote 7/10. How's that? Happy? See It, and see what you Like.
The last film from the National Lampoon factory before the magazine folded, "Loaded Weapon 1" is essentially a so-so parody of "Lethal Weapon" and other buddy movies. Emilio Estevez and Samuel L. Jackson make an unlikely onscreen pair and at times it works, and other times it doesn't. "Loaded Weapon 1" contains plenty of fresh and clever jokes (like Jon Lovitz's reference to Esetevez's brother Martin Sheen's work in "Hot Shots!"), but it also relies on plenty of material that's just plain stale and dumb, and the result is ineffectual and drab. William Shatner is hilarious as the main villain however, and look for cameos from Bruce Willis, F. Murray Abraham, and Charlie Sheen.
Alright this film is pretty lame, but it has a few inspired moments of laughter. Tim Curry and William Shatner are funny in the film. Emilio Estevez doesn't have the comic timing of his brother Charlie, and Samuel L. Jackson is solid. Unless you're a fan of the actors in this film, you should skip this one.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
It seems to be silly season on send-up and farce at the moment as
National Lampoon present us with yet another satire. This time "Lethal
Weapon" is the target, although other films (such as "Basic Instinct"
and "Die Hard") are also in the firing line.
Emelio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson and the supporting cast are not much more than average, and humour is achieved a lot less than stupidity. Look for cameo's from Charlie Sheen, Bruce Willis and Whoopi Goldberg among others.
A very short film which falls well below the consistent hilarity it needed.
Saturday, April 3, 1993 - Video
You can do a movie like this and make it funny. They've proved that time
and again with the "Naked Gun" movies.
To say that "Loaded Weapon I" isn't half as funny as the first ten minutes of one of the "Naked Gun" flicks isn't a criticism as much as plot description.
They borrow from every cop movie under the sun ("Lethal Weapon", "Basic Instinct", "Die Hard"), manage to scrounge up a few cute extraneous roles (Shatner's is pretty good but Willis is better still) and there are a few gags that didn't have me looking away with lingering remorse (the guys straining to see up Ireland's dress during the interrogation, paying for a drug buy with a credit card then asking for the carbons, "Bohemian Rhapsody" popping up out of nowhere).
But the whole thing reeks of a last-ditch effort to try and wring the last drop out of a dying franchise (in this case, the "National Lampoon" name). Have you noticed that, other than "Animal House" and the first and third "Vacation" movies, all the rest of their products have been almost criminally unfunny? Unfunny enough to warrant investigation? Unfunny enough that showing them to torture victims would break the pact of the Geneva Convention?
Jackson acts in this one like it's a day off, Estevez tries but just can't make himself into the farceur his brother Charlie is. The rest of them try but cannot rise above a script that sounds like it was written on the back of a cocktail napkin (this was co-written by one of the guys who wrote a "Police Academy" movie - HEL-LOO-OOO!)
If I have just one wish for the new millennium it's that National Lampoon stops pointing guns at the heads of writers who couldn't write movies if their lives depended on it to script any future efforts. Provided, of course, that Lampoon has the nerve to try anymore.
Two stars, for the convenience store shootout at the beginning. THAT was funny. The rest wasn't.
Make no mistake, this is far from even mediocre "National Lampoon" material. I mean the "beaver shot" might be the cream of the crappy jokes. Not funny. Not interesting. Even the numerous cameos are almost all wasted. Samuel L. Jackson in this movie makes "The Man" look like Oscar material. By comparison, "National Lampoon's Vacation" rates a 8.0, "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" 7.0, "National Lampoon's Gold Diggers" 6.0., "National Lampoon's Van Wilder" 7.5. In short, "National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1" rates a 1.0 and is a failed attempt, which lacks interesting plot, interesting characters, and should be avoided unless you can take the punishment of a boring, unfunny, comedy. - MERK
This lame wannabe spoof of the "Lethal Weapon" movies. It has a few laughs. For most of the movie , it seems to follow any number of the "Lethal Weapon" movies. If you saw any of those movies , then you basically know the plot. It is OK for rental or if have a DVD player to skip to the best parts!! Otherwise , avoid this movie at all costs!!! The only thing that good about the movie is all the cameos by famous TV stars and movie stars!!
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