Martin Campbell’s Edge of Darkness should be a decent litmus test for the rest of Mel Gibson’s career. It’s the sort of movie that’s right in his wheelhouse (he plays a detective), it comes from a higher caliber of director (Campbell also directed Casino Royale and Goldeneye), and, well, the trailer looks pretty decent. Like Taken, only in Boston (and I’m a sucker for Boston-based flicks), and the lead is searching not for his daughter, but for his daughter’s killer. The question is: Is it compelling enough to overlook Gibson’s Antisemitism? Are we willing to take a stand against Gibson’s work only so long as he’s making bad films? Or will we avoid a credible thriller out of protest?
Question’s not really to me: I have a legitimate excuse to see it, whether it’s good or not. But what about the rest of you? Does the movie look decent enough to forgive Gibson, and should that even factor into your decision? Or should we simply take an actor’s personal feelings toward an entire culture out of the equation all together?
What do y’all think, sugartits?