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Edge Of Winter DVD Review

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There’s a reason you have not heard of “Edge of Winter.”

The Plot: A divorced and broke father (Elliott) is tasked with watching over his two sons (Caleb and Bradley) while his ex-wife and her lover embark on a cruise. After Caleb finds his dad’s gun under his bed, Elliott decides to teach his sons how to shoot out in the snow covered middle of nowhere. To no surprise whatsoever, the trio’s idiotic series of actions cause them to be stranded. From here on out, some major family drama plays out which causes the loving but screwed up father to snap. What will happen next? Will you even care?

Despite boasting some star power with Joel Kinnaman (the new Robocop and Rick Flag from “Suicide Squad”) and Tom Holland (the new Spider-Man), “Edge of Winter” is a ridiculous “thriller” that feels false from the get-go. No part of this movie feels remotely believable. Not only are Elliott’s behavioral changes entirely forced and absurd, but most of the character actions in general feel phony. Writers Rob Connolly (who also directed this project) and Kyle Mann’s script feels like it is on auto-pilot here as it goes from one clichéd beat to the next. Had they dished out surprises and fleshed out Elliott’s descent into madness more, there might have been something here. As is, the movie is a dud that wastes the talent of Kinnaman and Holland.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.40:1. How does it look? Norm Li’s cinematography really shines here even in standard definition and is one of the very few highlights.

Audio Track: Dolby Digital 5.1. How does it sound? The moody music, dialogue, and sound f/x are crisp and clear.

The only extras are Sony trailers.

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September 14, 2016 - Posted by | DVD review | , ,

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