Fatal Weapon

 
8.9 (5)
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Fatal Weapon
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Original Release Date:
1987
Original Running Time:
117 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
13 minutes
Brief Synopsis:
A fanedit of Lethal Weapon.
Intention:
(From "COPS Consecution")

The fanedit community voted on what the theme for Consecution #7 would be. "Cops" won this time. After a sixth project -- Shut Up! Consecution -- that was very good but maybe a bit too "artsy," a simple theme like cops seemed welcome... But that's without knowing what's in the deranged mind of faneditors!

The rules were simple:

1. Create a short fanedit that runs 16 minutes max.
2. There has to be a plot.
3. This time there was a clear deadline.
4. Has to feature cops, obviously.
Release Information
NTSC DVD-5

User reviews

5 reviews

Overall rating 
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.8  (5)
Visual Editing 
 
9.8  (5)
Audio Editing 
 
10.0  (5)
Narrative 
 
8.6  (5)
Enjoyment 
 
8.4  (5)
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Great short. I love me some Lethal Weapon so I thought this pretty cool. Though it's not exactly as fun as your typical Riggs adventure, that's not a fault because the editor was going for something more somber.

The ending is certainly clever, but I'm not sure it totally worked for me. Something didn't quite feel right, the flow wasn't quite there.

Still, a very good short.

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Yes
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DVD
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Overall rating 
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

- Wasn't sure what to expect going into this one. But I loved TMBTM's previous short, “Iron Blood”.
This was very well done. The ending was cool (IMO, two interpretations 1) it's a flashback 2) he's in heaven).

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DVD
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Overall rating 
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

Buddy Cop story minus one buddy. Police work can take a toll, psychologically
speaking. Couple that with personal trauma, and the results can be tragic. Also there was that time he saw Supercop battling Robocop 2. That had to have contributed to his decline.

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Overall rating 
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Nice little short. The ending came out of left field and was a cool surprise.

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Overall rating 
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

Overall ‘twas good times. The ending felt tacked on but it made sense. I liked it but I don’t know, I guess I just wanted more.

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