Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow Bill Paxton Tom Cruise

Live, Die, Repeat. That is pretty much the slogan for Edge of Tomorrow. A non stop action packed adventure! A non stop action packed adventure! A non stop action packed adventure!

Movie Title: Edge of Tomorrow

US Release Date: June 6, 2014

Run time: 1 Hour & 53 Minutes

Rating: PG-13

Average Film Score: 9.1

Edge of Tomorrow Tom Cruise

I got off work early and was sitting in the worst possible traffic on the 5 North (for all you Californians, you know how bad it is) and I mean it was the worst. No one moved for at least 20 minutes. I had to be at the theater in 25 minutes. I called my Brother and asked him to grab me a ticket and I will meet him there. I had to really really use my knowledge of side streets to figure out the quickest way to the theater. I made it just in time for the previews. Oh, and I had run out of fuel for my car by the time I parked.

I really had no idea what this movie was about except from what I had heard that it was a time travel movie with 3 awesome actors; Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt & Bill Paxton.

What’s it about?  Tom Cruise plays Major Cage in the Armed Forces that promotes the War to get more recruits involved, but when a General in the British Army says that he is being sent to the front lines to fight well, that’s when things take a strange turn. Major Cage doesn’t exactly make it to see the next day…he just repeats the same day over and over again. The enemy the world is fighting is more than a formidable foe, they pretty much wipe us out in the matter of a few days. Cage has to relive each day in order to get better and stronger to find a way to defeat the enemy.

What I liked! I kept hearing on the radio that this movie was Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers and I understood the Groundhog thing but really what other type of formula can one use when you make this kind of movie? Starship Troopers, nope…didn’t see that at all. All I saw was an awesome movie with a fantastic concept that is rarely ever used and it was just an incredible movie! Oh, and Bill Paxton was fantastic! I was waiting for him to scream out, “Game Over Man!!!”

What didn’t I like? There were a few small things with the story that didn’t make much sense but other than that it was pretty cool. It would have been funny to have Bill Murray somewhere in the film.

What’s the Bottom Line? See this movie! There’s not much else to say.

Edge of Tomorrow Emily Blunt

Top 3 Lines in the film:

Lt. Col. Bill Cage(Tom Cruise): What I am about to tell you sounds crazy. But you have to listen to me. Your very lives depend on it. You see, this isn’t the first time.

Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt): Come find me when you wake up!

Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt): We should just reset.

Breakdown 

  •       Directing: 9
  •       Set Direction: 9
  •       Costume Design and/or Direction: 9
  •       Music: 8.5
  •       Lead Actors: 9.2
  •       Supporting Actors: 8.5
  •       Cinematography: 9.5
  •       Sound: 9
  •       Effects: 9.5
  •       Story: 9.8

Average Film Score: 9.1

3 Comments

  • Douglas Meyer says:

    Great movie. I had low expectations going in but man was I surprised. I love the ground hog day feel in the middle of the film. Nothing but good things to say about this one.

  • Dan O. says:

    Good review Dustin. Had a whole lot of fun with this, even if it was a gimmick movie. But it was a gimmick done well.

  • Tom says:

    Hey what’s up Dustin, great review man!

    Glad you had a great time with this one, I loved it too. Tom Cruise taking a shot to the ego by playing a bit of a cowardly Major was a nice change of pace, and Emily Blunt was kick-ass. The movie was far funnier than I could have possibly expected. Great time.

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