An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage 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.
Genre : SF/Action
Country : USA
Tom Cruise : Cage
Emily Blunt : Rita
Charlotte Riley : Nance
Director : Doug Liman
“What do we do now?
I don’t know. We’ve never gotten this far.”
Frankly, thus far I am very disappointed about the movies I was looking forward to for so long. In “Godzilla” the infamous monster was totally absent, “Transcendence” was too ordinary and meaningless, “Divergent” was just another SF Fantasy tale for teenage girls, “300 Rise of an Empire” was just like “300“, “The Expendables 3“ looked exhausted and are in need of a replacement and “Pompeii” was a storm in a teacup. Only “Robocop”, “Guardians of the Galaxy“,”Maleficent” and “Captain America: Winter Soldier“ could surprise and enchant me. I wasn’t expecting much from “Edge of Tomorrow“. Partly due to the fact that Mr. Cruise probably would be shining on the screen again the way he always does. That’s what I thought! What a big mistake that was. For me “Edge of Tomorrow“, a film based on the Japanese comic book “All you need is kill” by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, is already THE summer blockbuster.
Only some questions remained. Why exactly was it that particular point in time ? Was it Bill Cage who determined this ? Maybe I’ve overlooked the answer or I misunderstood something. But don’t let this spoil the fun because it’s a fascinating, action-packed, exciting and sometimes humorous stunner of a movie. Even the presence of Cruise didn’t bother me. Normally Cruise is such an actor who has such an ego and pretentiousness that the screen is filled with his personality anyway. This was better than expected. Even his room wide dazzling smile shrank perceptibly. And to be honest, this film is fun for all moviegoers. Those who can’t stand Cruise may rejoice about the fact that Cruise gets exterminated numerous times. Those who idolize Cruise can be thrilled because he comes back to live over and over again so he can restart the mission as a true hero.
It’s obvious I’m really enthusiastic about this movie and had a great time watching this highly entertaining movie. It’s certainly a candidate for the title of “Best action movie” of the year 2014. The other candidate competing for this title is for me “Captain America: Winter Soldier“. And right now it’s a tie. Despite the end being a bit illogical, this SF is highly recommended. A lot of action packed scenes in a furious pace. A dazzling spectacle with some contagious humor and surprising plot twists. Fortunately a corny romance was omitted. And finally, Tom Cruise effacing himself in relation to the whole picture. All this makes this film a must-see. And I‘m going to do something I rarely do: I‘m going to re-watch it !
Links : IMDB