Mel Gibson in Edge of DarknessOn July 28, 2006, Mel Gibson was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol -- resulting in the now-infamous mug shots and blurry camera phone photos -- and, in the process, said some pretty terrible things that offended, well, everybody. You know things are bad when 'Law & Order' creates a "ripped from the headlines" episode based on your behavior starring Chevy Chase -- not exactly saddled with the reputation of being a nice guy, himself -- as your facsimile.

OK, that's out of the way; no one is is defending his actions that evening. Now that Gibson is returning to theaters this weekend with 'Edge of Darkness' (his first starring role since 2002's 'Signs'), a line has been drawn in the sand. There are two choices: a) remember Gibson for the above actions; actions for which he has more than paid his debt to society -- legally and publicly -- or b) watch Gibson hunt down and kill the bad guys that murdered his daughter. To be honest, I didn't even realize that I felt this way until after seeing his new film, but, yeah, I kind of missed the guy. I'm choosing "b."
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