Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow is based in the future when Earth has been invaded by aliens who all but captured all of mainland Europe in a new war. The movie picks up during this war as the humans have banded together to take on a common enemy and try to destroy them.

Tom Cruise plays the lead part in the film of Cage, a PR man who gets humans to sign up and serve in the war who is thrust into the fighting against his will. After the battle (a modern day take on D-Day) he resets, every time he dies he starts the day again and again. This is where he begins to get training to win the war from Emily Blunt’s character Rita, who is a hero of the war, after winning an epic battle.

Edge of Tomorrow is an excellent sci-fi action film, blending some amazing visual effects with good acting, two great leads and a little sense of humour.

Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt lead this film excellently, playing their parts really well with a combination of great action acting chops and a genuine chemistry between the pair. Blunt has now proven herself after this film and Looper that she can hold her own in an action film and if they are looking for a new Lara Croft, she could be the one.

Cruise is his normal charming self in the film, playing a character he is more than comfortable with. This would be my only downside to his performance, nothing new is really brought to the table, but he certainly isn’t poor.

If I were to pick one thing that disappointed me was the run-time of the film, at almost 2 hours it actually felt really short and the time flew in. In an age where too many blockbusters run for too long, this is the exact opposite, I would really have loved to get to know more of the characters in the film rather than most having 3-4 lines in the entire film outside of the 2 leads.

The special effects are also excellent, if not a little Matrix inspired, from the mech-suit to the aliens the effects don’t miss a beat, everything looks fantastic.

Overall, Edge of Tomorrow is a great Summer blockbuster and it will disappoint me if it doesn’t do well at the box office as it outshines both Godzilla and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and is right up there with X-Men Days of Future Past.

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Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt and directed by Doug Liman is in cinemas worldwide now.



Alan Horne

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