Posted on 1/06/11 03:19 PM
Damn its good to see Mel Gibson back on screen doing what he does best, KICKIN SOME ASS!
Now first lets talk about the flaws. The movie definitely had them. First off the story isn't all that original although its not a complete rip off. Its the same good stuff, Gibson looses someone close to him and then the vengeful rampage begins. Also there was a scene when he gets kidnapped and taken to a facility, but he breaks free within 5 minutes of us seeing him there and then goes back home. Ya we see him kick a couple guys asses but it leaves you thinking, "Um, okay what was the point of that?"
The movie also had some other flaws but I don't think that they're really important.
Now the good parts of the movie. The acting was pretty good. Mel does his usual routine but he's good at it and the other actors also deserve a mention for their performances. Also the action scenes were very satisfying although they were pretty short. Most of the movie is Gibson trying to find out what was happening to his daughter so most of the ass kicking is saved for the end. Speaking of which the ending is awesome! I thought it was very satisfying and I don't think they could've ended it better.
All in all, Edge of Darkness is your typical Mel Gibson movie but theres nothing wrong with that. I recommend it for some good entertainment.
Memorable quote: Oh and by the way, thanks for not killing me.