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The Edge (1997)

The Edge (1997)

On a routine photography round their plane crashes, and Anthony Hopkins (billionere) and Alec Baldwin (photographer) enter the dark doom of the woods, the snowy mountain, the wild - hunted by a bear, tired and starving, they´re put to the test.

But it's not just that. Alec (Bob) is having an affair with Anthony (Robert)´s wife, and as they venture, their gruels surface. There´s a black guy there too (Stephen, played by Harold Perrineau), but he gets killed early... all according to stereotype. For a moment it seems like he might have played a bigger role, but if nothing else - the movie cover gives it away.

The rest of the movie however, is all but stereotype. The character's are strong and the wilderness feels wild - even if it's difficult to share in the character´s desperation. It ends sadly, but still in the right way; with a memorable moment.

I've watched this movie before, and though it's not a movie I¨d claim a favorite, there's really nothing bad about it. It's just not very uplifting, even if the Alaskan wilds (somehow I assume it takes place in Alaska) are beautiful and barren.

You´d think the characters would use 'The Edge' in a more metaphorical sense within the movie - because that's where they are - but they have all kinds of other wise sayings instead, and I guess that's even better. "Why isn't the rabbit scared? Because he knows he's smarter than the panther."

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle


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