I’m excited to have had a chance to be published online at Heavy magazine again. Heavy has recently gone through some restructuring and is continuing to grow as a publication. Having been a few weeks since my last submitted to them, I was eager to do something again but was unsure of what. Inspired by the magazine editor’s suggestion of perhaps doing a review of a cult film I instead re-calibrated from cult to classic upon hearing that the movie Lethal Weapon was celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Intended as a reminder of why we fell in love with it in the first place and a little taste for those who may not be familiar with the old buddy cop classic you can read my review here https://heavymag.com.au/film-review-lethal-weapon-30-year-anniversary/

I hope you enjoy and I thank you all for your support. I myself have been not as prolific at reading or writing as I would like but work has kept me busy. We try to balance these things as best we can but I have been published once again which never stops being such a thrill for me and I look forward to reading up on you all soon.

Heavy is an independent magazine and website that is all about the music and specifically heavy music and supporting the Australian music scene in general. Fortunately for me they do cover film as well and I am very grateful to have had this review published on their website.

-Lloyd Marken


  1. Good review of a classic action film, Lloyd. I didn’t care so much for the sequels, but this original remains a classic in the genre.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. It’s a case of diminishing returns Pete. I’d probably agree with Ebert who passed them all but was probably only really excited by number 2. There’s stuff I’d recommend from 3 but without the fight scenes with Jet Li there is not a lot to champion about 4. Thanks for reading the review. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Really liked it. And what a fight scene at the end. You only have to see It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia for its impact on popular culture ha.

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