Monday, February 08, 2010

Edge of Darkness: SPOILER ALERT

As the sign sez, you have only yourself to blame if you don't want to be spoiled and you persist in reading this. Of course, it's not like Edge of Darkness is a great movie that you need to be worried about having spoiled for you. It's like, if someone spoiled an episode of Grey's Anatomy or something for you. At first you'd be pissed, but then you'd go, "Ah, fuck it. It's just Grey's Anatomy...a shitty show I that I have no business watching anyway."

But the movie does have two awesome things. First, it has aging Mel Gibson. Yes, this is Mel Gibson starting to look like Lance Henriksen. Lots of lines on that face, boy. The man has seen some pain...

I will go to my grave saying this: dudes with roadmaps of wrinkles on their faces are fucking cool. Much more awesome, tho', is how Edge of Darkness ends: (and here comes the spoiler)...with Ray Winstone totally blowing a U.S. Senator's shit away. The execution is even preceded by that absurd line: "I am a United States senator!" As if that's a reason to stop from pulling the trigger instead of extra incentive to pull it. And Winstone's deadpan response is perfect: "By what standard?" (still, my line would have been better: "You say that like it's a reason for me not to kill you...instead of an incentive." KABOOM!).

More movies should end with the execution of politicians, and maybe include such executions in the middle and at the beginning, too. Hell, throw some deleted scenes of politicians being executed in the credits as well. It would just make us all feel better.


Blogger Rick said...

Wow. That is a pretty cool line Ray delivers. God bless him.

3:54 PM  

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