“Edge Of Tomorrow”: A Movie In Review
“An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer and closer to defeating the enemy.”
Release Date: June 06, 2014
Running Time: 113 Minutes
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief suggestive material
Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton
Nothing says “Welcome to Summer” quite like an action-packed adventure film. With the widely anticipated release of “Edge Of Tomorrow” this weekend, moviegoers nationwide will be welcoming the warmer season. Starring Emily Blunt (best known for her role in “The Devil Wears Prada”) and Tom Cruise (best known for jumping on Oprah’s couch), “Edge of Tomorrow” follows the story of Major William Cage (Cruise) and Special Forces Sergeant Rita (Blunt) as they battle alongside each other to defeat an alien race that is attacking planet Earth. Major Cage discovers that he cannot die. Well, sort of. He can die but he repeats the day of his death over, and over, and over, and over again learning new tactics to save Earth and its inhabitants with each repeated experience. Will he live to see tomorrow?! Do they finally defeat the enemy aliens and save humanity?!
Audiences who have the opportunity to catch this flick in 3-D will enjoy the effects which are impressive and very well done. One would assume that recreating similar scenes multiple times within the same film would make Jack a dull boy but Director Doug Liman (who also directed The Bourne Trilogy) really hits it out of the park capturing each scene with unique details that don’t seem too redundant. Easily the best part of this film is the on-screen chemistry between Sergeant Vrataski (Blunt) and Major Cage (Cruise). Two duo seem to work naturally together which translated into an exciting adventure as they embark on a journey to save the human race.
“Edge Of Tomorrow” is an exciting movie with a great plot, a good script, and a cast that plays together nicely. On the It’s An Ordinary Blog movie review scale from one to ten where one is the worst, five is the best, and ten is the worst again: I give this film a 6.02394 with an emoticon based sub-ranking of “Pretty good….pretty, pretty good…”