Cert: 12A Runtime: 113 mins Director: Doug Liman Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Noah Taylor and Brendon Gleeson
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Tom Cruise in another action movie, like anybody wants to watch that? Well the world does! The trailers didn’t really captivate me much, it was just the star power of Blunt and Cruise that dragged me to watch it. What is Edge of Tomorrow all about? In the near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again.But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.
Why do we go to the movies? To be entertained, to laugh, to be amused, to be pulled into situations that are far from ever happening to us. The only certainty in today’s film world that the film that you pick to watch in cinema is Tom Cruise. If you go into cinema and see any of Cruise’s films you can be damn sure that that film won’t disappoint you. Tom Cruise sure picks great projects.Edge of Tomorrow is described by the director himself as “Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers”. The former mentioned is actually quite important since the trailers made this film look pretty dark, which is not the case. This is fun action film with lots of humour. Humour that perfectly fits this film. The time-loop allows the Cruise’s Colonel Cage to remember exactly the situation he repeats over and over, which is many times very funny. At films with time-loop I am always worried that the film might get repetitive. Well you don’t have to when Doug Liman is at helm. The film has no time to get repetitive when it is moving at such fast pace. An action scene follows an actions and the scope is just mind blowing.
This film packs in so much in just two hours. Other films usually keep the best scenes for the big finale. In Edge of Tomorrow all the action scenes are the best scenes of the film.Tom Cruise doesn’t act as his usual self here, he plays against type. He always tries to come up with something new in his films. So in what role you haven’t seen him yet? A wimpy coward. He once again shows what a versatile actor he is. Emily Blunt, as the kick ass Rita, has never been more likeable in any of her films than here. she handles the action and the drama perfectly. It’s always nice to have a strong female lead, it’s something we are truly lacking in cinema these days. Bill Paxton mostly just repeats his commands and lines about victory, but he is just so great at that he ends up as one of the funniest characters in the film. My only issue with the film is that it was to simple. The plot was too straight forward, it had no real change. We just had a simple plot with a predictable ending. Since it’s summer season I will accept this. People go watch Edge Of Tomorrow, you won’t regret your decision.