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My review of Edge of Darkness (Spoiler Free)

Last night, I went to see “Edge of Darkness”, Mel Gibson’s first movie in eight years. I know many people who won’t go watch him because of his drunken anti-Semitic tirade a few years ago, but I watch movies to see actors act. I don’t have to like their personal views.

Edge of Darkness is a dark look at a cop who loses his only daughter. He is widowed, we presume, because there’s no mention of his wife and her mother in the entire film. In the end, he has nothing left to live for, and he’s determined that those responsible will pay. It’s not as gritty as “Man on Fire” or “Payback”, but it’s not as slick as “Ransom”, either. The tone is bleak but sometimes resorts to just enough bloody splashes of violence to change it up. Martin Campbell, who also directed “Casino Royale”, which is one of the best Bond films to date, kept the story tight. With the exception of a few unnecessary moments of exposition that I can only imagine are put in there for audiences who can’t understand the Boston accents being thrown around (It gets a bit thick sometimes!), it’s a good movie. A little predictable and a little derivative, but I enjoyed seeing Mel Gibson in a role that he fits into like a glove.

I give it three out of five Sugartits.

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35 Replies to “My review of Edge of Darkness (Spoiler Free)”

  1. Marta

    I have so many movies I want to see and this is right near at the top of the list. Sometime I just wish that when we give birth a nanny would come out as part of the package. It may hurt more to start but being able to see the movies and do the things would make up for it!

  2. Lisa

    I don’t have much interest in it because it seems like he’s already done this movie in Payback. I used to have the love for Mel in his earlier days, but now he kind of creeps me out. It has nothing to do with his rants or his religion. He’s got a bit of the crazy eye, and that’s not sexy!

  3. Jay

    Let me guess. The person who killed his daughter was a Jew?

    Ha! Mel Gibson jokes never get old.

    I was going to make the comparison to “Taken” but I see someone else already has. Anyway, “father porn” almost always makes for a decent movie.

  4. thepsychobabble

    Wait. Don’t sugartits come in pairs? so is that three PAIRS of sugartits, or three individual sugartits out of 5? If so, where did sugartit #6 go?
    Or do two tits make up one sugartits entity, which would render all previous questions moot?

    ~wanders off in search of her daily dose of anti-crazy drugs~

  5. Poppy

    “know many people who won’t go watch him because of his drunken anti-Semitic tirade a few years ago, but I watch movies to see actors act. I don’t have to like their personal views.”

    WORD! I can’t stand Justin Timberlake as a person, but I adore him as a solo artist.

  6. Lynda

    I saw this last night with my dad, and there was one mention of the mother. I took my dad to see it, and during one scene, I started to question my judgment bringing him because of my sister. But I don’t want to post spoilers either.

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