Edge of Tomorrow
When Earth falls under attack from invincible aliens, no military unit in the world is able to beat them. Maj. William Cage (Tom Cruise), an officer who has never seen combat, is assigned to a suicide mission. Killed within moments, Cage finds himself thrown into a time loop, in which he relives the same brutal fight -- and his death -- over and over again. However, Cage's fighting skills improve with each encore, bringing him and a comrade (Emily Blunt) ever closer to defeating the aliens.
Release Date: June 06, 2014
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Never a dull moment... great one liners... If you can't buy into the sci-fi of this movie then you might want get out of the genre all together and go watch steel magnoliasJune 19th, 2014 · Details2 Thanks ·
I really enjoyed this film. If you like Tom Cruise you'll love it. If you don't like him then at least you get to see him get killed dozens of times.June 28th, 2014 · Details1 Thank ·
Generally I don't care for shows where a period of time keeps getting repeated over again. I ended up really enjoying Edge of Tomorrow though. I think it's because unlike many such shows, this one doesn't waste a lot of time showing you the same monotonous details over and over again. They mostly show you what is different this time around. There was also a lot of plot development in comparison to other such movies, IMO.
Overall, I thought the movie was very well done, kept me engaged the whole time, and wasn't entirely predictable. And while it has its plot holes and things that are not "believable," what movie doesn't? I don't watch movies about time travel and aliens because I expect it to be believable. I really enjoyed the movie, though admittedly I went in with low expectations.June 16th, 2014 · Details1 Thank ·
If you believe in unicorns and fairy dust, this movie will likely appeal to you. Everything in this movie is about as believable as a red-headed Sasquatch.
Fun to watch, but this movie has holes. Lots of 'em.1 Thank ·
Entertaining, but stale. It is the same theme that was written so many times in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s by Asimov, Bradbury, Heinlein, Anderson and the rest. The identical stories were then repeated in TV shows like Star Trek, classic Dr Who, Twilight Zone, and movie remakes like Groundhog Day, 12 Monkeys, Deja Vu, 12:01, and Looper. Guy gets stuck in a time loop until history is 'fixed'.
It is set as a Normandy D-Day invasion, and was released on the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Most of the story mirrors that invasion (including the same beaches of France and Germany) except instead of Nazis, they are aliens.
Typical summer blockbuster with explosions and enormous body count. Lots and lots of death, bodies (human and alien) are overkilled; both human and aliens keep attacking until all the giblets stop moving, so not for children. Everything explodes including airplanes that catch fire on all the metal parts, parked cars that explode when hit by bullets, living people and aliens and corpses all explode (again, not for children), travel trailers are seemingly filled with explosives, and buildings must be built out of incendiary bricks. Oh, and gasoline tanker trucks, they also explode, because we don't want to leave any explosions out.
About the only thing that didn't burst into flames was the love interest, which fizzled. They try to imply a deep and powerful love, that he will keep trying idea after idea to save her life, but they don't show it very well.
The stars were good on their own but didn't meld, like kids playing next to each other rather than playing togther. The cinemetography and camera work was good with some nice scenes, but it was not compelling everywhere. Special effects were the type that look so-so today but will be laughed at in a few years when tech advances. Music was good but not captivating. Technically all the pieces were occasionally present, which makes it entertaining, but they never came together which could make it spectacular. Sadly the story felt like it was pulled from sixty years of rehashed plot. I was entertained most of the time, but not drawn in. I wish I had waited until Netflix, it wasn't worth the premium cost of the movie theater.1 Thank ·
Blunt plays her character perfectly; Cruise is vintage, conjuring up a little Ethan Hunt and Maverick. Bill Paxton has a tough assignment; he is tasked with repeating the same lines over and over and manages to do it with flair. Although his moments on-screen are brief, Brendon Gleason as Gen. Brigham are priceless, the expression on his face when Cage serves up all his lame excuses and even threats, well, it’s classic.
This isn’t my favorite Cruise movie and certainly is not one of my favorites of the year so far, but I enjoyed it... See Full Review
Cruise and Blunt are fantastic in this action-filled, sci-fi adventure, with equally notable turns by Bill Paxton and Brendan Gleeson.
Cruise may still be in some moviegoers’ doghouse, but you must admit, he is adept at picking interesting roles that are self-deprecating as he tries to win you back. This one just might do it.
“Edge of Tomorrow” is both fun and exhilarating... See Full Review
Seeing the previews for Edge of Tomorrow, I thought "Oh, SciFi meets Groundhog Day" and that's pretty much what we got. I was told that we see Tom Cruise is a role that we don't normally see him in ... wrong. He's definitely still in that action-hero mode. In fact, you can pretty much guess most of the movie from the trailers.
In the end, I originally gave Edge of Tomorrow a thumbs up, but had to switch it to a thumbs down after several days thought. It's not that my opinion dramatically changed, it's a very middling movie, but I realized that I just couldn't really recommend it to anyone and therefore changed my rating. It was mildly entertaining once through, but that's pretty much about it. I also found myself very disappointed by the ending. Those who have seen the movie can probably guess where I personally feel it should have ended. It would have been a somewhat courageous choice, and it would have been the right choice. Sorry I can't get more detailed than that, but ... spoilers.
If someone were to ask me whether or not they should see this movie, I'd say "eh". Maybe see it on Netflix when you're otherwise bored?
I LIKE THIS MOVIE GREAT STORY,GREAT ACTION,LOTS OF FUN.
Movie Title: Edge of Tomorrow
PG-13, 1 hour 53 minutes
In a Nutshell: This is “Groundhog Day” on steroids! (I love that Bill Murray classic.) Add the uber-intense Tom Cruise and the beautiful Emily Blunt, along with flawed, but heroic soldiers and you’ve got an action movie sure to thrill. Video gamers will almost feel like they’re inside a Halo game complete with resets after dying and kicking alien butt.
• Humanity is worth fighting for.
• Every moment of life is precious.
Things I liked:
• I thought it was appropriate for the film’s opening weekend to be during the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Replace Nazis with aliens and you’ll still feel patriotic.
• It’s kind of amazing to see a movie which actually ends, rather than one that Hollywood tosses out there, hoping to pump out a mediocre sequel for you to spend your hard-earned money on.
• The super fast, squiggly aliens were cool, especially the “Alpha” when he growls.
• Emily Blunt was really cute in The Devil Wears Prada, but now she is even sexier as a strong, fighting machine.
• I saw it in IMAX 3D, which made some of the action sequences epic. When someone got tasered, I was almost worried I’d get hit too.
• I loved the fat soldier’s t-shirt that said “Mimic this.” It’s funny as is, but has another meaning when you learn that they call the aliens “mimics.”
• I loved the high-tech mech-suits the soldiers wear.
Things I didn’t like:
• It shows a movie clip of Hillary Clinton in some kind of executive meeting, as if she is president of the United States. Was that a subtle bit of hopeful propaganda for the next presidential election?
• There was a plot hole in the ending…as if the rest of the movie was believable. haha
• “The fiery crucible, the only place where true heroes are forged.” - Master Sergeant Farrel
• “There’s no courage without fear.” - Master Sergeant Farrel
• “We fight. That’s what we do.” - Major William Cage
• “What do we do now? - Rita Vrataski
“I don’t know. We’ve never gotten this far.” - Major William Cage
• “Where is the safety?” - Major William Cage
“Exactly!” - mocking soldiers
• “What day is it?” - Major William Cage
“For you? Judgment Day.” - soldier
Tips for parents: Lots of violence, but only a few “mild” forms of profanity. There is a creepy shot of a burning/melting face, as well as one of a fat guy’s bum….both are a bit disturbing.
EDGE OF TOMORROW is a rousing, clever, well-acted science fiction thriller. However, the alien monsters don’t have much personality. Also, there seem to be a several plot holes. That said, the movie contains strong Christian, redemptive, moral content that’s sometimes uplifting. Undermining this positive content are plenty of foul language, violent and intense battle scenes, scary aliens, and some humanist, pagan content. Because of these objectionable elements, MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution for EDGE OF TOMORROW... See Full Review
The concept is clever—at least for a while. Yet although not every detail of the day is shown every time, it won’t be long until you are familiar enough with the script to repeat the lines along with Cage. As the novelty of his new power wears off, even he becomes increasingly weary of reliving the early parts of each day. Thankfully for viewer, the filmmakers pick up the pace and skip significant chunks of time as the story progresses... See Full Review
Director Doug Liman and editor James Herbert are terrific at using the re-sets to add energy to the storyline rather than bogging it down. They use different angles and pacing to help us keep it all straight, even though sometimes we follow Cage back to his original starting point and sometimes we join him well into another foray, not realizing until just the right moment how many tries it took him to get to that point. Liman deftly plays the rinse-and-repeat familiarity for both us and Cage as comedy and as thriller as needed. Big props to the creature designers, too. The Mimics are like lethal tumbleweeds made of razorblades, moving at hyperspeed... See Full Review
The constant re-sets after working one’s way through another section of the battlefield is straight out of video gaming, something fans will pick up on right away. But unlike the rest of this cinematic deja vu, the more somber Five Stages of Grief stuff sneaks up on you. That gives this popcorn-weight action pic some nice gravitas to go with the “Million Ways” Tom Cruise gets to die jokes... See Full Review
While the time-loop concept is ingenious, the repetition grows tedious and resembles a video game, but with murky rules.
Cruise and Blunt have a measure of chemistry, however their characters go undeveloped, given short shrift amid the spectacle.
But the pulse-pounding action scenes are briskly directed by Doug Liman, (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith)... See Full Review