Friday, March 30, 2012

The Edge (1997)

Synopsis:  “It’s ‘Jaws’ With Claws”, Mike Cidoni, ABC-TV.  [I can’t improve on that!]

Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “A plane crash in the freezing Alaskan wilderness pits intellectual billionaire Charles Morse (ANTHONY HOPKINS) against self-satisfied fashion photographer Robert Green (ALEC BALDWIN) in a brutal struggle for survival. Each soon discovers that the greatest danger resides not in nature, but from human fear, treachery, and quite possibly, murder.”

What Did I Learn?: That old cliché about the black guy always getting killed first was still true back in 1997.

Really?: You have to be one cold hearted son-of-a-bitch  to attempt to kill the guy who just saved your ass from a man-eating bear attack, and you have to be Mother Theresa to save the life of the bastard who tried to murder you a few minutes earlier.  

Rating: The Edge will have you on the *ahem* edge of your seat. Written by David Mamet, the film is entertaining, escapist fun. 8/10 stars.

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