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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)



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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)



7/10



Starring
Tom Cruise
Emily Blunt
Bill Paxton
Brendan Gleeson


Directed by Doug Liman


Edge of Tomorrow, is Tom Cruise version of Groundhog Day (1993) with Cruise removing the romance and everything else, but living the humor. There is a girl too in this movie that both time loop characters are trying to get, Cruise on the other hand is trying to get her attention while Bill Murray was trying to get her in bed.
Did I fail to mention in Cruise’s time loop movie, the world is about to end and there is an ongoing alien invasion?

Edge of Tomorrow was a great film and it was one movie I was eager to see how it will end up. Time loop movies are always great to watch because the curious thing for us is how the people are faring since they have been able to live a particular day more than the rest of us.

I recall Oblivion (2013) (the last Tom Cruise film I saw) and it was an ok film to watch, but it will make you feel like Tom Cruise is losing his star pull, as Oblivion (2013)was not well received by viewers.

Edge of Tomorrow on the other hand was better by far than Oblivion (2013), This Military Science Fiction movie, made Tom Cruise previous Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction movie forgetful. The director and the writers found a way to keep me interested in each day, as they made Cruise character Major William Cage, experience different events each time. The writers didn’t bore you with the repeats as you will find Major Cage rush through the obvious to get started on the new events that he has not yet experienced.

The movie is an adapted screenplay from the 2004 Japanese novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.

Set in the near future where Earth has been invaded by an alien race that look more like spiders. Major William Cage is a public relations officer who is selling the battle to the people, giving them hope although he has not experienced combat. Cage is forced by his superiors to join in on the action, and thrown into a landing operation against the aliens.

It was in the fight that inexperienced Cage killed an Alien known as the alpha, he died in the process and finds himself in a time loop that sends him back to the day preceding the battle every time he dies.

The other thing you will love in this movie is the visual effects, more than nine visual effect companies were used in this movie, from the shots in the beginning of the war-front to the aliens. The design of the suit and the aliens also is a sight to see, the visual mastery and the cinematography as the events unfold will catch you unawares as you watch.

This movie is wonderful, the shame is that it did not pull the money it was expected to pull in the box office, making many see it as a financial loss already. That aside if you have not sat through Edge of Tomorrow, I think you should.

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