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Old 11-05-09, 09:37 AM
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Edge of Darkness (2010, Campbell) -- Mel Gibson returns

I saw the trailer for this last night, looks like conventional thriller, but Martin Campbell usually delivers a good flick. Mel Gibson is well cast as a guy...get this...out for revenge! It also stars Ray Winstone and Danny Huston.

Could be good. Apparently this is based on a 1985 BBC mini-series which I haven't seen.

The bad news is that this is coming out in January, which means the studio already thinks they have a stinker on their hands.
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Re: Edge of Darkness (2010, Campbell) -- Mel Gibson returns

I'm getting horrible flashbacks of RANSOM and PAYBACK. I'll pass on this one.
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Re: Edge of Darkness (2010, Campbell) -- Mel Gibson returns

Caught the trailer tonight, looks pretty good. I'll definitely check it out.

Also, I don't necessarily think that a January release date is a death sentence. Winter is a good time of year for many films, and this looks like it could play well for a good run.
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Re: Edge of Darkness (2010, Campbell) -- Mel Gibson returns

I loved both Ransom and Payback. (at the time)
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Re: Edge of Darkness (2010, Campbell) -- Mel Gibson returns

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
The bad news is that this is coming out in January, which means the studio already thinks they have a stinker on their hands.
With films like CLOVERFIELD, TAKEN, and PAUL BLART doing bang up business (other titles too), January is now a big month.
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Re: Edge of Darkness (2010, Campbell) -- Mel Gibson returns

Saw the trailer last night as well, I am excited to see Mel acting again.
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Re: Edge of Darkness (2010, Campbell) -- Mel Gibson returns

4 and 1 at RT thus far. i like Mel and hope this does well.
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Re: Edge of Darkness (2010, Campbell) -- Mel Gibson returns

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
I'm getting horrible flashbacks of RANSOM and PAYBACK. I'll pass on this one.
Damn that sucks, Payback is by far my favorite film Gibson has ever done.

I much prefer Mel in these kinds of roles and Winstone is one of my favorite actors.
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Re: Edge of Darkness (2010, Campbell) -- Mel Gibson returns

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Damn that sucks, Payback is by far my favorite film Gibson has ever done.

I much prefer Mel in these kinds of roles and Winstone is one of my favorite actors.
He was great in Payback, imo.

I'm looking forward to this, even though I get a Taken vibe from it. It's good to see him back on the screen.
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Re: Edge of Darkness (2010, Campbell) -- Mel Gibson returns

Seems like it's a Mel Gibson film w/ Martin Campbell at the helm. I mean..we all know how Campbell does things..so this flick? Very Campbell style minus the Bond element.
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
Seems like it's a Mel Gibson film w/ Martin Campbell at the helm.
indeed
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Old 01-25-10, 09:46 PM
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Re: Edge of Darkness (2010, Campbell) -- Mel Gibson returns

Looks like the movie Max Payne should have been. I also like that it seems to have more going on than just a conventional revenge story.
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Fuck. Max Payne didn't need CG heavy scenery and whatnot. Damnit. I'm still pissed by how that got adapted so wrongly....though deep down I knew it'd be like that considering VG adaptations. Great Noir plot and characters only to get shredded into a movie that made no sense as to what actions the Lead Character does aka Max Payne. GAHHHH!
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Old 01-25-10, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
Fuck. Max Payne didn't need CG heavy scenery and whatnot. Damnit. I'm still pissed by how that got adapted so wrongly....though deep down I knew it'd be like that considering VG adaptations. Great Noir plot and characters only to get shredded into a movie that made no sense as to what actions the Lead Character does aka Max Payne. GAHHHH!
So I take it that we're in agreement?

I really liked the look and general noir feel of Max Payne. It just failed in the revenge and action departments. Also, though nice to look at, Mila Kunis was totally miscast as Mona Sax. Mila is cute. Femme fatales aren't cute.
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Re: Edge of Darkness (2010, Campbell) -- Mel Gibson returns

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Damn that sucks, Payback is by far my favorite film Gibson has ever done.

I much prefer Mel in these kinds of roles and Winstone is one of my favorite actors.
Re: "Payback".....I agree.

Ditto on Winstone. Save for his horrible performance in "Indy 4". Although I blame what he was given to work with for the most part. "Jonesy!" Ugh.
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Re: Edge of Darkness (2010, Campbell) -- Mel Gibson returns

I think it looks like it could be pretty good.
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Re: Edge of Darkness (2010, Campbell) -- Mel Gibson returns

I have hopes for this one. I'll be catching it on Friday.
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Re: Edge of Darkness (2010, Campbell) -- Mel Gibson returns

What? Would you like an explanation of that statement. Directing wise, he's still got steam. Acting wise...he can act, he just hasn't been in a film for a while.
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Re: Edge of Darkness (2010, Campbell) -- Mel Gibson returns

So will he (spoilered just in case...)
Spoiler:
kiss his daughters dildo
like in the original?
Yeah probably not.
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Re: Edge of Darkness (2010, Campbell) -- Mel Gibson returns

Looking forward to this
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Re: Edge of Darkness (2010, Campbell) -- Mel Gibson returns

[QUOTE=Groucho;9817771]
Could be good. Apparently this is based on a 1985 BBC mini-series which I haven't seen
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I saw that series in 1985. BIG hit on TV and was repeated a couple of times. Starred the late Bob Peck (the gamekeeper in Jurassic Park), Joanne Whalley as his daughter and Joe Don Baker as the renegade CIA guy. Became a cult in the UK.
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Re: Edge of Darkness (2010, Campbell) -- Mel Gibson returns

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I saw that series in 1985. BIG hit on TV and was repeated a couple of times. Starred the late Bob Peck (the gamekeeper in Jurassic Park)
I only know him from JP, but he was damn memorable in the role. I had no idea he passed. He was young. Interesting tidbit on Wiki (if true):

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Peck died of cancer on 4 April 1999 in London, upon his deathbed, Peck was quoted saying "clever girl..." He then passed away in the presense of friends and family[2] at the age of 53 after fighting the illness for several years.

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I only know him from JP, but he was damn memorable in the roll.
Really good at that role. Is the series available in R1? I'd like to see it.
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Re: Edge of Darkness (2010, Campbell) -- Mel Gibson returns

Bad Boston accent aside, I think this looks like it'll be a fun ride. I like Mel, and a movie featuring him kicking ass directed by Campbell and written by Monaghan sounds like a great combo to me.
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Re: Edge of Darkness (2010, Campbell) -- Mel Gibson returns

Count me among those that loved Payback, but this one doesn't really seem anything like that in terms of style. I'd like to see it, I'm glad Gibson is starring again.
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