Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Director: Doug Liman
Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton
Running Time: 113 Minutes

Yeah, I get out to the theaters once in awhile, and with all the hype over Edge of Tomorrow  I knew I just had to see what everyone was talking about. Director Doug Liman brings us a Groundhog Day-style action movie starring the once exciting Tom Cruise. Let's face it, this guy's grown old, his style of acting has drastically dropped sub-par. Not to say he didn't do a good job here, but let's just say I was more excited to see Emily Blunt than him.

As the movie rolls on screen, we immediately meet Officer Cage (Tom Cruise) who wakes up on a dock with a drill sergeant type yelling over him to get up. Living the same day over and over again, sounds boring but Liman does a great job at keeping the audience entertained for the entire run time. Soon we meet Rita (Emily Blunt), the bad-ass with a temper for those who get in her way. She has no room for others in her life, until the charming and persistent Cruise. The script seemed to be well written, to include some comical and serious scenes.

For the first time in awhile, Tom Cruise doesn't play a smiling hero. He's the fumbling inexperienced soldier, and guess who's there to train him? "Full metal bitch," herself, Rita. In Edge of Tomorrow, we see a story that will not only enlighten science fiction fans but keep action fans begging for more.

This movie isn't for everybody, but it was indeed one of the most surprising summer blockbusters of 2014 and I gladly recommend it.

Edge of Tomorrow (2014) on IMDb
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