Edge of Tomorrow
I didn’t hold much hope for Edge of Tomorrow. Living a day over and over again as a premise seemed more like a chore than anything else. And otherwise it looked like a video game. It even has that restarting gimmick to feel like a video game.
Turns out, Edge of Tomorrow is pretty awesome. Doug Liman and his editor do a good job of not making the Groundhog Day elements feel repetitive but only showing what is necessary and letting us fill in the gaps from what we already know.
And instead of being just a video game, there’s actually an awesome story behind this. Earth has been invaded by aliens, like it has countless times, but its the details of the nature of these aliens which make it interesting. I wont say much more than that, but their biology plays a significant part in the story. Oh, did I also mention that the aliens look wicked cool??
Tom Cruise of course carries the film like he always does.He’s Tom Cruise, as always. Emily Blunt plays a war hero, and the reason she is a war hero is also really cool. The ragtag team feels a bit cliche, but not as bad as I was initially expecting.
This is an awesome summer blockbuster. When people make the argument for idiotic “popcorn” movies like Transformers where they just want to turn their brains off or whatever, remind them that there are movies like this that provide the same rush of adrenaline in a much more interesting fashion.