Living On The Edge of Tomorrow

Live. Die. Repeat.

It's the Edge of Tomorrow as we know it! Iiiit's the Edge of Tomorrow as we know it, and I feel fine!
(Can't stop singing it!)

WHAT. A. RUSH! Edge of Tomorrow was a roller coaster ride throughout! Waves and waves of high intensity mecha action!!! The violence was absolutely delicious!!!!!

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Move over Neo and Trinity, this is Sci-Fi's new Power Couple!

Major William Cage (Tom Cruise), the army's media relations officer, is prematurely forced into battle against a conquering alien race called mimics. During the battle, he dies but inexplicably gains an ability to restart the day. Each time he goes through the day he gains more and more experience and skill. And with the help of war veteran Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt) - aka Angel of Verdant, aka Full Metal Bitch - they try to find a way to finally win the war against the mimics using Cage's secret weapon.

"Where's the safety?"

Herein lies the best thing about Edge of Tomorrow. It's a fun, action film that feels very much like a video game. Kill, die, then restart from last checkpoint. And get better every time you play.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again - Tom Cruise is not just a pretty face. He's got serious acting chops. Cruise convincingly sells Cage's transformation from cowardly war noob, to the graceful living weapon he becomes. Emily Blunt is a hard-ass all the way, but not to much surprise. The two have chemistry and they're no doubt good enough to carry the whole film on their own. 

Papa Tom is the best!

Full Metal Biatch is hawt!

The story telling was just as high velocity as the action. The story progresses and you feel closer and closer to the end game each day Cage restarts. And for a movie about a day repeating over and over again, it surprisingly never feels repetitive. And this contained/compact version of time travel saves it from all the nit-picking that time travel nerd (like me) always have. They kept it simple and logical.

Forget ExoSuits.

Even though the ending felt somewhat cliche and less innovative as the start, it was still one amazing sci-fi action flick! A unique plot, two incredible actors, and, almost literally, 2 hours of non-stop, guns blazing, sword swinging, alien asskicking, action!!! (While having a dash of humor too!)


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