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I wanted to hear about the bears... :'(

MovieBob:
Edge of Darkness

This week "MovieBob" finds "Mel Gibson" at the "Edge of Darkness".

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Nice review. Was looking forward to seeing this, but my local paper gave it a lower mark. However, the critic spent most of the article just crying about how the movie didn't do much that's original, so it was hard to take his word for it. Good to know I've got at least one positive review to reinforce me wanting to check it out.

Can't get enough of your reviews!
I thought this was going to be another movie to skip, but now I want to see it. it has happened before. District 9 I thought I would skip, but then I saw your review, where you said it was the movie you had been waiting for, and it was damn good and all that. I went and saw it, and now I'ts my favorite movie of 09 along with UP, Avatar and Watchmen (Watch was from 09 right?).

Anyhow thanks for a great review once again, and I can't wait for the next :)

MovieBob:
Edge of Darkness

This week "MovieBob" finds "Mel Gibson" at the "Edge of Darkness".

More than every ones post review rant on your ranting on Christianity in previous reviews, the thing that irked me the most was your pronunciation of Winstone. You pronounced it Win-stone where as its more normally pronounced Wins-tone.

A link Illustrating what i mean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3wEYr-NKOM&feature=related

... on further inspection this paragraph comes off a little ocd like >.>

i love your reviews........ love em.

Omega Hunter 9:
I want the Barenstein Bears Treatise!

I second that motion.

Despite being a practicing Jew I love Mel Gibson for one reason; Payback. Great review as always and YES for the record, I would love to hear your rant about family dynamics in the bearinstein bears (spelling?)

Shit, I thought Ryan Reynolds was going to be Deadpool in a full-length feature to apologize for destroying him in Wolverine: Origins.

:very sad:

I liked the introduction. The review was good as well, but I don't think I'll go to see this film. I might rent it on dvd when it comes out though.

It's good to see that Movie Bob ends up liking as many movies as he hates. Most critics (especially those broadcasting via internet) like to show their intelligence and justification to their position as a critic by loathing almost any movie that crosses their path. There is always a certain sense of satisfaction to them from taking a movie that is generally liked and tearing it down. Almost as if saying, "Hey I'm an original, exciting, and utterly deep individual who's entertainment value can't be pinned down and contained by any man-made film."

Truth is, everybody loves the feeling of being a critic. They love to ignore that child in their heart screaming out that they actually took joy in watching a movie, and instead pick out everything that was wrong with it. They like to feel that they're unique, not an easy target for the bandwagon. Even if they secretly loved every minute of a film in some sort of guilty pleasure fashion, they will never admit it.

Back to the point, that's why I enjoy seeing Movie Bob's reviews. He isn't afraid to admit that he enjoyed watching something, even if it wasn't perfect. I feel like I can, in good faith, take his reviews into consideration when deciding what to watch.

at first i thought this guy needs to retire but this looks awesome!! however is it good as law abiding citizen? i like my gore in large doses xD

Well he's convinced me to give Edge of Darkness a try. Though he's starting to annoy me with his bias against movies that deal with God.

Remember years ago, when they were making Braveheart, everyone said "it's ridiculous, Mel Gibson playing a Scottish guy, that's not gonna be very convincing". And look at him now...an alcoholic racist.

-Frankie Boyle

I was desperately hoping that this movie was an ironic joke.
It seems PAINFULLY generic.

You pronounce that Ray "Winstun" Bob, unless you're a cockney, in which case it's "Winstaaan".

Yeah sure it might be all that we can anticipate from a revenge movie, and it delivers as promised, but seriously, why bother with these movies? There has been made tons of these a year since the dawn of cinema. Good effects, believable stunts? George Lucas officially alienated me from regardig that as a selling point for watching a movie. (Thrice curse upon thy fiendish head Lucas!)I'd go for the classic movies in this genre, mainly because they are from the 80's and I love laughing at the hairdos eg. The german terrorists.

haha Mel Gibson oh yeah hearing that it was a "damn, damn, DAMN good movie" was like bam
but yeah I do wanna watch this movie (and still need to see Mad Max)

Phantom64:
Well he's convinced me to give Edge of Darkness a try. Though he's starting to annoy me with his bias against movies that deal with God.

haha his attitude is a bit grating, and it only got weirder when he actually appeared in one of his videos

Yeah it was a solid movie. I enjoyed it more than Braveheart, which I watched today.

I can't agree more with the Green Lantern movie. I have loved Green Lantern for a long time and CANNOT wait for the movie.

Um. Where do we find out about the semi-coherent treatise on the patriarchal dynamics as seen in the Bearenstien bears?

What? it sounded interesting.

You are awesome MovieBob. Keep up the good work.

I had a good feeling about this movie - now, I have an even BETTER feeling about this movie. Great review as always.

I think you might be disapointed bob, i have read about it and Reynolds is DEFFINATELY doing the deadpool film, i heard something about him scrapping the lantern one. If im wrong then his doing both because i have heard it from a reliable website and internet series that the dead pool film is deffinately being done with Reynolds in it, i know i already said that but i needed to repeat for all you dead pool fans like me RYAN IS DOING DEADPOOL.

theultimateend:

-Zen-:
... "morally ambiguous/shady and secretive weapons manufacture" ...

Probably is getting abused because it is kind of based in reality.

Nah, really?

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=British+Aerospace+Saudi+bribe+serious+fraud+Blair

Oh, yeah, really.

...

I wonder what MovieBob thought of that whole Trijicon fiasco.

ROFLcoptering to "...and he basically beat up the future."

Tenebrus:
Holy effin cr*p, if it doesn't kick ass someone is going to die...seriously! (obviously i'm not serious :) )

Did you say "Kick Ass"?

http://www.trailerspy.com/trailer/73...Teaser-Trailer

http://www.trailerspy.com/trailer/66...ser-Trailer-HD

http://www.trailerspy.com/trailer/75...Ass-Trailer-HD

http://www.trailerspy.com/trailer/7227/Kick-Ass-Clip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_il1c8FV5k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwolZSpwbwg

There are definite references to Leon, BtVS, Equilibrium and various incarnations of Batman in there, and I'm sure the red and green kids are references to ... erm ... someone ... maybe one of the Turtles ...

All I've heard about it so far is that it's basically the BBC version, just with all the subplots, intelligence and general thought taken out of it. Then again, I heard that about the Hitchiker Guide to the Ga... Oh wait.

Yeah, I'll stick with the 80's version and watch Taken again. Also, Americans, would you please stop taking British things, shoving American actors in them and then calling them original? Besides, the American in Edge of Darkness isn't a "Boston Cop", he's a CIA operative.

Macar:
aw, I was totaly pumped for the discussion of family dynamics! That papa bear has is comming, macho son of a... Anyway- I'm dissapointed you didn't go further with that, tease.

i was pumped as well, damn you bob. *Shakes Fist in air*

Powerman88:
Despite being a practicing Jew I love Mel Gibson for one reason; Payback. Great review as always and YES for the record, I would love to hear your rant about family dynamics in the bearinstein bears (spelling?)

He's doing both, Deadpool is Marvel, Green Lantern is DC, therefore, he's free to do both.

Hooray.

Chipperz:
Besides, the American in Edge of Darkness isn't a "Boston Cop", he's a CIA operative.

In the original, it was a British policeman and a US government op in Britain. In this one, it's a US policeman and a British government op in the USA.

It takes a lot from the original and a little bit from The Crow. It's far too short for some stuff to make sense. The original series beats it to hell.

MovieBob said soemthing about being tortured making him stronger, and that's an unfair comment.

The girl looks delicious, though. Well, some of the time. Obviously not all of it.

Renolds is doing the (drum roll) ...... 2011 Deadpool movie with a good version of Deadpool Merc with the mouth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xcMxnNzp2I

oh mel gibson and payback is like peanut butter and jam, it goes good on toast.
would have liked the family dynamics tho :(

Dorian Cornelius Jasper:

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JWAN:

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Not as tired of religion related movies as of moviebob ranting about religion related movies.

actually what seems to get his panties in a twist is anything Christian.

Yup. I thought that too.

A decade of Catholic school will do that to a guy.

Also, when people keep prodding and provoking his hangup with Christianity, I start to wonder if he's not justified in having it.

The only reason people keep prodding him about it is because he keeps bringing it up. First he makes the negative review of Eli where he essentially dismissed it for having religious plot points/thematics, then in his next review he posts a picture of the Frankenstein(at least, I think it was Frankenstein) mob, with torches and pitchforks, attempting to dismiss those criticizing him about why the previous review was negative. Then in this review, he makes a joke with the crying baby picture to the same effect.

As long as Bob keeps being a prick about the point, people are going to keep bothering him about it. Plain and simple.

Anyway, this movie sounds like something I'm in the mood for, and other than the crying baby bit I thought that the review was pretty good too.

Meh I liked Taken better.

In fact the passed 4 or 5 movies I've seen I've walked away with an opposite opinion of Bob.

Kind of makes me sad =(

scotth266:

Dorian Cornelius Jasper:

esperandote:

JWAN:

esperandote:
Not as tired of religion related movies as of moviebob ranting about religion related movies.

actually what seems to get his panties in a twist is anything Christian.

Yup. I thought that too.

A decade of Catholic school will do that to a guy.

Also, when people keep prodding and provoking his hangup with Christianity, I start to wonder if he's not justified in having it.

The only reason people keep prodding him about it is because he keeps bringing it up. First he makes the negative review of Eli where he essentially dismissed it for having religious plot points/thematics, then in his next review he posts a picture of the Frankenstein(at least, I think it was Frankenstein) mob, with torches and pitchforks, attempting to dismiss those criticizing him about why the previous review was negative. Then in this review, he makes a joke with the crying baby picture to the same effect.

As long as Bob keeps being a prick about the point, people are going to keep bothering him about it. Plain and simple.

Anyway, this movie sounds like something I'm in the mood for, and other than the crying baby bit I thought that the review was pretty good too.

I agree, except the part where you called him a prick. Yes it was Frankenstein. I put in a DVD to make sure. Then I screen captured it and drew all over it.

This review is the reason I logged off of escapist, and I will again after I have posted this. I thought the timely execution of the Mel Gibson has religious issues joke was very funny. But given the choice between making a funny joke or stepping away from a sensitive topic, I would have stepped away. A solid review of this movie(which it actually was) would have been less funny but then we still wouldn't be talking about religion.

I think that there is no such thing as bad press. And I hate to apply that thought here. But how many people watched this review just to see if he "hated" on religion again. I did.

I wish I hadn't; the majority of the review seemed like common sense to me.

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