Only two movies opened in SLC on Friday.
When in Rome - didn't see, but I hear it's terrible
Edge of Darkness - 2 1/2 stars
I was glad to see Mel Gibson in a movie again. Actors and their off screen actions don't really bother me. I don't really care if an actor is a nice guy or not. So, forget about all the stuff Mel was in the tabloids for.
Mel plays a Boston cop who's daughter is killed right in front of him. This isn't a spoiler, it happens in the first 5 minutes. Since he is a cop, he figures he was the target. But as the movie goes on we figure out that his daughter was the target after all. The killers were pretty stupid to not shoot him at the same time.
Since the movie was directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) and written by William Monahan (The Departed), I had high hopes for it. But I was disappointed. There is some good action and a few laughs, but the story isn't very good. We know what is going on and who is involved very early on, so all we are waiting for is to see how many people Mel Gibson will punch and shoot before the end.