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July 5, 2010

Edge of Darkness





Director - Martin Campbell

Genre - Crime/Drama/Thriller


Another conspiracy-based story. Hollywood never gets tired of supplying the market with movies where evil, classified projects are uncovered, resulting in deaths and the eventual avenging of these murdered innocents. When Gibson decided to take on a role after a long hiatus from acting, we felt hey, this might be worth a look. Boy, were we ever wrong! Gibson landed himself a part that could've been played by Charles Bronson, Steven Seagal or Jean-Claude Van Damme. Sure, none of those actors have Gibson's depth by a mile but is that really needed in a picture like this? The script starts out with Gibson who plays a detective watching his daughter killed right in front of him. He is beyond grief and gets right into finding out what actually caused his only child to be destroyed in this manner. What follows is not the edge of darkness, but rather teetering on the edge of our tolerance for this type of stories. Forgettable and marinated in unimaginative plot.

2.5 STARS!

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2 comments:

CavedogRob said...

Wow! I always liked the English mini-series this was based on. Sounds like they strayed a little from the original plot...

1minutefilmreview said...

Haven't got a chance to view the original mini-series yet Rob. :)