Sunday, May 3, 2009
The Edge (FOX 1997)
Let the jokes begin.
No, I didn't post The Edge as the Edge Conservative Movie of the Week because of my name.
I posted the film because so many people have asked me to watch it! I finally did, and folks it did not disappoint. It ranks right up there with the other "survival" movie I reviewed earlier Island in the Sky.
And wouldn't you know it? National Review has listed The Edge as a conservative movie too (even if it does star Alec Baldwin).
Here is the review from National Review writer Michael Long who is also a director of the White House Writers Group.
Screenwriter David Mamet uses a wilderness survival story about friendship, betrayal, and forgiveness to present a few truths rarely seen in movies: Knowledge has its limits, fortitude is a weapon against hardship, and honor can motivate even the shallowest man to great sacrifice. Some have interpreted the film as a Cold War allegory because it features a menacing bear. The main characters (played by Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin) understand that there is neither wisdom nor nobility in waiting for others to save them, and that they must take responsibility for their own lives and souls. Life is unfair, but to challenge life on its own terms is an exhilarating reward, no matter the outcome.
Putting your differences aside to fight a common and deadly enemy makes The Edge the ECM Movie of the Week!
Here is the trailer...