Edge of Tomorrow

{5/5} “Find me when you wake up.”

Edge of Tomorrow, released in 2014

Humanity is in a desperate war against vicious aliens called Mimics who’ve invaded Earth. Major Cage is in media relations but after trying to bribe an officer he’s busted down to private and forced to fight. When he’s killed, he goes back to the moment when he woke up that morning. He’s killed again and again — each time he learns something, and eventually he tries to figure out what the time loop is all about.

I love this movie. It’s a perfect blend of action and thoughtfulness. There are many hilarious moments.

You have to make some assumption to make the ending make sense, but after the perfection of the rest of the movie I’m willing to do that.

It’s completely gripping, even if you know what’s going to happen.

I’m not sure why the director thought Emily Blunt would make a great action star, but he was right.

Stars Tom Cruise and Bill Paxton. Directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity). The in-your-face music is by Christophe Beck.

This is the 2nd time I’ve seen it. My previous review is here.

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One Response to “Edge of Tomorrow”

  1. Dave Switzer Says:

    I watched this movie again — it’s thrillingly delightful.

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