Hey guys. So I hope everyone’s doing good. I watched Edge of Darkness on the internet just an hour ago and thought I might just do a review for this movie because Mel Gibson is my FAVORITE director and 2nd favorite actor right after Will Farell but Mel isn’t a director in this movie but an actor. The directing job was assigned to Martin Campbell.But anyways ,lol, this really is the perfect comeback role for Mel, one that makes you look back to some of his most memorable roles, but also allowing him to stretch as an actor.He’s returning after eight years with a new perspective and maturity towards what his job as actor entails. There’s little question that when it comes to carrying a movie as a leading man, Gibson is still one of the best, and while his acting starts ehhhhh shaky, Gibson over time finds his legs with the character. When i watched Brave Heart for the first time after one of my basketball practices, I noticed how well Gibson delivers the accent of a Scottish warrior and he delivers (perfectly) a heavy Boston accent with the type of nasally voice we might normally expect from Dustin Hoffman. But yea in the movie his daughter Emma (Bojana Novakovic) comes home to visit and shortly after becomes sick and after vomiting blood.Craven decides to take her to the hospital and when she was barely out of the front door, she’s shot dead in a drive by.
The police are convinced he’s the target of the shooter, but Craven begins his own investigation and gradually begins to realize he’s slapped around in the middle of a massive conspiracy which has wider implications than he could ever realize.
The problem with this is that the central story of corruption is nothing new and is not really told in an entirely original way. There’s Ray Winstone’s mysterious government agent Jedbergh, who mumbles and menaces his way through the story; he tries for enigmatic and ends up confused as to which side he’s on (which is freaking retarded); there’s a sinister shadowy cabal who meet to decide how it’ll pan out – and there’s betrayal aplenty.
Aside from some jolts to your nerve moments (which are obviously coming), there’s little original in how this pans out. .That’s not to say it’s not good – it’s merely middle of the road, generic, formulaic thriller with chases, scenes of suspense and twists aplenty.
At the end of the day, Gibson’s probably the main reason to see this.
OVERALL: 90% A