Edge of Darkness DVD Review

Edge Of Darkness

Mad Max and Lethal Weapon gave Mel Gibson international fame and renown. His physical appearance and star quality made his movies gross billions. He is a talented and versatile actor. He has been off the acting screen since 2002. He likes the movies that he involves himself with to tell a good story. He thinks action roles are more suitable for younger actors. He took on Edge of Darkness because he considered it a truly extraordinary script.

Mel Gibson is intense and intriguing as Boston Detective Tom Craven. Was the bullet that killed his daughter (Bolana Novakovic) meant for him or was it meant for her? Memories of his daughter drift through the plot. He probes the murder and Northmoor’s involvement. He learns his daughter died because she was an activist–involved in espionage, nuclear weapons and real world concerns. Of course, he brings the bad guys down before he dies.

Although critics gave the film mixed reviews, I myself enjoyed Edge of Darkness. Why? I have loved Gibson since I saw his Martin Riggs performance well acted, entertaining, shaded by the irony of life. I just wish that he could have injected some of his prankster self humor into this script.

Edge of Darkness is vintage Gibson. It succeeds in entertaining; it succeeds as a crime thriller. Watch carefully for what follows after the scene in which one of his daughter’s friends sheds light on a political conspiracy and its cover up. What a totally an unexpected punch!

Here’s the movie trailer.

Edge of Darkness is an adaptation of a 1985 BBC television series. It is rated R because of language and bloody violence. Running time is 117 minutes. EDITED FINAL You can get it on line or in local stores May 11, 2010. The DVD lists for $28.98.

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