Sunday, January 31, 2010

1-30-10: Mel Gibson goes over the Edge of Darkness

D: Martin Campbell. S: Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston.

Mad Mel is back with a vengeance. 

After being reunited with his daughter, a Boston detective is thrown into a nightmare journey when someone tries to take him out but ends up gunning down his daughter instead. 

This film is based on the acclaimed 1985 BBC mini-series of the same name. 

I have not seen the original mini-series but the remake felt rushed and would have benefited from having things fleshed out.

The film was directed by Martin Campbell, who successfully introduced the world to the last two Bond actors. 

It's a decent film with a strong performance by Mel Gibson.   However, I'm willing to bet the orginal series is far more rewarding.

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