Sound Off: Martin Campbell's Edge of Darkness - Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
January 29, 2010
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? It's been nearly 8 years since we last saw Mel Gibson on the big screen, and now he's back with a vengeance in Edge of Darkness, which hits theaters everywhere this weekend. Directed by veteran filmmaker Martin Campbell (who will be helming Green Lantern next), it's a revenge film about a father who discovers his murdered daughter's life was anything but ordinary. But how is the movie? Is it as awesome as the trailer made it seem? How is it seeing Mel Gibson acting again? If you've seen it, sound off, leave a comment below, and let us know what you thought of Edge of Darkness!
To fuel the fire, I enjoyed Edge of Darkness, but I did not love it. This is one of the first times I've ever felt that Martin Campbell dropped the ball as a director. He's not terrible, but there are some pacing problems with this and other directing issues that I felt hurt the overall quality of the movie. Mel Gibson is awesome and it's great to see him back on the big screen, that almost goes without saying. He nails his Boston accent perfectly and everyone else in the movie does an acceptable job. However, I felt like Ray Winstone was really out of place. I couldn't ever get into Edge of Darkness; I don't think it's a bad movie, just not a great one.
What did you think of Edge of Darkness? An awesome revenge thriller or dull & unexciting?