EDGE OF DARKNESS (2010 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.2|5.0 Starsìì

The Edge of Darkness trailer promises everything; the Edge of Darkness movie is a drop in the bucket. The storyline is good and the concept is great; but poor acting and poor casting choices (i.e., Ronald Craven, the revengeful Dad, played by Mel Gibson), ruin this movie. Mel Gibson is an action star, maybe a drama star; but Mel Gibson does not play the revengeful Dad character well. This movie is not an edge-of-your-seat-kind-of-movie. It is a drama with a little action here and there with some suspense. Mel Gibson seems to hold back in this movie.

Storyline

Detective Thomas Craven’s (Mel Gibson) daughter, Emma Craven (Bojana Novakovic), is murdered. He investigates and becomes involved in a dangerous game with Northmoor, a research facility developing nuclear weaponry.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Martin Campbell for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Gail Lyon, Danton Rissner, David M. Thompson, E. Bennett Walsh, and Suzanne Warren for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Jedburgh (Ray Winstone), Jack Bennett (Danny Huston), Burnham (Shawn Roberts), Millroy (David Aaron Baker), Whitehouse (Jay O. Sanders), Moore (Denis O’Hare), and Senator Jim Pine (Damian Young).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. Director Martin Campbell did not pull the quality acting from his cast that was required to move this movie into the winning arena.

Ben Meyers

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