- Directed by: Doug Liman
- With: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton
- 113 Minutes
- IMDb: 8.1
Warning: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!
After watching “Edge of Tomorrow” I am now almost sure that casting Tom Cruise for an action/sci-fi feature is always a good idea. This new action, sci-fi film, directed by Doug Liman, was definitely a good pick due to the great mix between visual effects and drama that is always capable of capturing my attention. My initial reaction after watching the trailer for “Edge of Tomorrow” the first time wasn’t that optimistic so I wasn’t excited at all to watch it but then after watching it a couple of times the tagline “Live. Die. Repeat.” actually became a bit interesting to me. Since a friend of mine told me that the movie was great I decided to take a chance and watch it and since I was a bit curious with the Dolby Atmos experience I’ve gathered both things in the same movie session. The sound is indeed great but I still prefer the IMAX since it’s without any doubt the ultimate movie experience.
“Edge of Tomorrow” is like a marriage between Action and Sci-Fi that won’t end in a divorce. There is chemistry between Blunt and Cruise and the explanation for Cage’s time travels is quite interesting. Basically, when mankind faces one of the toughest wars ever faced after an alien invasion, Major Cage (Tom Cruise) is framed by General Brigham and forced to join the recruits to fight against the creatures, known as mimics, that are threatening mankind’s existence but after killing one of the alpha mimics, Cage gains part of its power and therefore is able to revive the same day over and over. With the help of Rita (interpreted by Emily Blunt) who has been already in the same situation of Cage, they’ll have to work together and figure out how to defeat the mimics before it’s too late.
The mimics were a really weird kind of aliens that moved really fast and had several tentacles and basically the alphas had the amazing ability of resetting the time when they died thanks to the Omega which was a bit like a huge brain that controlled the entire race. The action scenes were quite intense and thrilling but sometimes they were a bit hard to catch due to the fast paced events that were constantly happening like planes crashing and alien attacks. I enjoyed a lot the evolution of Cage from a regular man to a war machine with the help of Emily Blunt’s character, Rita Vrataski. Perhaps the one thing that prevented me from giving a higher rating was the confusing ending that left me and my friends with several questions. Overall I found the plot surprising and somehow refreshing and creative even with the very predictable ending and I thought that it was a solid summer blockbuster.
Without any boring moments, “Edge of Tomorrow” goes strictly to the point and the intense and thrilling war scenes will please you for sure. Tom Cruise successfully completes another impossible mission featuring aliens and time travels. With a bit of humor, “Edge of Tomorrow” combines war with sci-fi in a very enthusiastic and entertaining way.