Friday, April 22, 2011

Edge Of Darkness

Movie Review : Edge Of Darkness
Director : Martin Campbell
Genre : Thriller
Released : January 2010
Starring : Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston
My Rating : 5 out of 10

"Edge Of Darkness" is one of those forgettable thrillers with top stars that Hollywood mindlessly churns out so often. This one is barely enough to be a popcorn movie. It has some shocking scenes, but is generally devoid of any tension whatsoever. And as is typical of such movies, the viewer has everything figured out long before the characters in the story.

It's a simple story. Thomas Craven (Mel Gibson) is a detective in Boston. In the opening few minutes, we see his daughter being shot in front of his house. The rest of the movie has Craven trying to find out the people responsible for this.

It's disappointing. Martin Campbell has Casino Royale and Golden Eye under his belt, so what happened here ? This was remake of a TV series and was crammed into a movie. Maybe that's why. There are so many scenes - where I was just left scratching my head and saying - "What ?", "Why did he say that ?", "Really ?" etc. The character of Ray Winstone was just too mysterious for me, completely unbelievable.

I like Mel Gibson a lot - as an actor/director, NOT as a person, let me be clear on that. So I could sit through this movie. But I would recommend his other revenge flick, Payback, over this one.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...