Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Film Review - Edge of Darkness (2010)
Edge of Darkness is based on the 1986 miniseries of the same name and also directed by the man who does this new version Martin Campbell, this one however stars Mel Gibson as a Boston detective named Tom Kraven who after welcoming his daughter home ends up investigating her death after she is shot with a shotgun at point blank range on his front porch.
Alright I'll be blunt here folks, this film is entirely forgettable and judging from its box office performance, I'm not alone, Gibson's okay but he's getting way too old to be running around killing people, not to mention Ray Winstone who's pretty much unnecessary and not that memorable to begin with, I mean why not Daniel Craig in the Gibson role and Mark Strong in the Winstone role, now that's a partnership that most people would pay attention to.
But on top of that everything happens as you expect it to, I mean at one point Gibson's character is talking to this girl who's fearing for her life and the moment she gets out of the car, BAM she's run over, regular as clockwork.
So in closing, if you must see this rent the original miniseries, that might be better than this last ditch attempt to revive Gibson's career, but it would seem that the days of star vehicles are coming to an end as if this was released 10-15 years ago it would have stormed the charts, so this only gets a .5 out of 5.