A model has her rich, much older husband come with her to a photo shoot. But when their plane crashes in the middle of nowhere, a strong mind game erupts between the clever husband and the jealous young photographer as they try to get back to civilization.Written by
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Just before the end credits start rolling, a caption appears on the screen: "Twentieth Century Fox and the producer wish to thank Bart the Bear and his trainer Doug Seus, for their contribution to this film." See more »
The Edge is a very effective movie on several counts and is a blast to watch. Sporting a terrific A-list cast most notably Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin (his character is a real POS in this) and others. This suspenseful film is tightly crafted and will provide you with plenty of thrills, in light of the movies real star - a relentless man-eating bear. A "Mr. Kodiak", if you will. It's presence is very, very, menacing indeed and the attack scenes more or less put you right in the action, because that's just how vivid they are (and the bear attack in "Revenant" (2015) dials up the intensity and brutality even more). One of the best aspects of this film is it's grand scenic setting (scenic photography) which shows off the glorious splendor of the Canadian (?) wilderness ever so effectively. The greatest of film maestro's, Jerry Goldsmith, composed a notably effective score for this film and his music really drives home the "bear element" quite marvelously, with lots of powerful brass, thundering percussion and recurring low-end piano punctuations - thank you for very punchy sounds, Jerry. All in all though not perfect, The Edge is very solid all the same. But as far as criticism goes for this film I'd have to say that Baldwin's acting can be a grating (verging on embarrassing once or twice), some scenes in particular his over-acting is, well, you'll see. The Edge is a total pro-production in every aspect and is potent in it's delivery, trust me when I say you're bound to be entertained - to say the least. There really should be MORE wilderness epics like THIS (it's a breath of fresh air to get away from all the strip joints, gas stations, apartment buildings, military bases and parking lots - to say the least), but that never seems to happen. Lastly, am I imagining things or is this film a bit under-rated.
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