In 1987, Shane Black sold a script called Lethal Weapon. He was 26. Over the next ten years, he changed the way scripts were sold and, more importantly, the way action films were made. At the peak of his career, he was the highest-paid screenwriter in Hollywood, earning $4 million for writing The Long Kiss Goodnight. But that film flopped, as did Black's The Last Action Hero, and Black all but vanished for most of a decade. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang – inspired by James Bond, Pauline Kael and everything in between – is his comeback film, and as comebacks go, it's a great one. A splashy (and, admittedly, sometimes trashy) genre hybrid, it's a Big Movie that often feels like a little one, a factory-produced spectacle covered in auteur fingerprints.