Edge of Tomorrow, based upon the Japaneze light novel All You Need is Kill by Hiroski Sakurazaka, is a big improvement compared to Tom Cruise’s last two sci-fi flops, Oblivion (2013) and War of the Worlds (2005). In this film Cruise plays military officer William Cage, who is extremely opposed to dying in combat after an alien invasion devastates Europe. With a weapon designed to wrap around the soldiers’ bodies like armor, a sergeant played by Emily Blunt (Looper, Your Sister’s Sister) brings the world’s armies new hope. A chance encounter between the two on the battlefield creates a chain of events that sends this movie into a Groundhog Day-esque tailspin. Once you get your noodles straight you will discover that Edge of Tomorrow is funny and creative just as much as it is violent and action-packed.
For another take See Cherry@themovies (Go to the playlist and select Edge of Tomorow)
A soldier fighting in a war with aliens finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle, though he becomes better skilled along the way. [via IMDB]
The ’10s have been a banter decade for Sci Fi/Fantasy films. The genre has really come into its own and is firmly apart of the mainstream now. Here is my dilemma. Inexpiably, Tom Cruise stars in a number of these movies. I am constantly faced with the decision to skip a worthwhile movie because it stars someone that I can’t stand. Tom Cruise has one emotion and he seems to play the same charcater in everyone move. In this instance, a strong story, great actors (Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton), and a lot of action is edging me towards seeing it.