So there I was watching Lethal Weapon, I don't know which one, when I noticed Mel Gibson blinking every time he loosed off a round. Now, when I say blinking, these were more like eye clenches than blinks.
Anyway, I'm no expert on acting, but I'd say Mel didn't bother much with the research before shooting began, and I realise I'm talking Mel Gibson here, not DeNiro or Cage, but for what it's worth, an episode of Cagney and Lacey would have done.
Apart from spending most of the movie trying to shoot everybody, he also has a go at helicopters. Mr Blinky Bullets actually tries to shoot down a helicopter with his handgun, while it's about a mile off and flying away from him. Difficult enough at the best of times I should think, but from a windy cliff top with your eyes closed is asking a bit much. Better luck next time Mel.
Not long after that memorable scene, I realised why Mel had been practicing his shooting on the range with his eyes closed, as he stuck his arm, hand and gun around a corner to shoot the bad guy, while the rest of his body hid safely behind the corner. Unsurprisingly enough, he missed. Try looking next time Mel.
I couldn't take any more of Mel and his angry hair, so I grabbed a Ramon Allones Specially Selected and headed to the garden.
The Ramon Allones Specially Selected is a fine cigar, and a much better way to spend your time than watching tired old movies.
I'll leave you with the photo evidence of Mel and his overacting eyes, not forgetting his colossal barnet.
|Blink and you will miss it|
|These goggles and my eyelids will protect me|
|See the whites of my... teeth|
|Oh no you don't helicopter!|
|No chance Mel. I worked out the trajectory|
|Grr...I'll get you next time Copter|
|RASS saves the day|