Edge of Tomorrow movie review - Aussieboyreviews
DOES EDGE OF TOMORROW MIX SCI-FI ACTION WITH GROUNDHOG DAY?
This appealing movie starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt does just that! It mixes the live-die-repeat concept with brilliant action and aliens. Teens will very likely love Edge of Tomorrow.
With the help of a warrior, Major William Cage is tasked to save Earth and the human race from an alien species, after being caught in a time loop and reliving every day.
Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Riley, Kick Gurry
Writer: Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth
Release Date (Australia): 5 June 2014
Runtime: 113 minutes/1h 53m
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
The film contains science fiction themes relating to battle sequences of threat that feature aliens attacking several people.
The film contains sequences of science fiction violence in which people are attacked by aliens and aliens are shot.
The film contains a single use of the word “f**k”, in addition to use of the words “s**t”, “hell”, “bitch” and “ass”.
A man’s partially exposed buttocks are viewed.
The film contains verbal sex references that are mild in impact.
PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Edge of Tomorrow introduces Groundhog Day’s live-die-repeat concept to the sci-fi action genre. Sci-fi movie fans will discover an awesome blast as they witness the appealing action involving explosions, aliens, death and repetition. However, since Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day edges towards this idea with a comedically romantic tone, that movie’s fans might want to avoid this one if they hate science fiction action material. Don’t pay too much seriousness or any high expectations, just sit back and maintain a light-hearted mood.
Overall, Edge of Tomorrow is the kind of sci-fi action movie that’ll leave you in an unusual sort of surprised. The start of the plot sheds focus onto the repetition of a day after the deaths of Tom Cruise’s clever character, but it eventually turns off that road and shifts towards taking a closer examination on its sci-fi material. Obviously, if you’re not into alien action or science fictional elements, Doug Liman’s well-directed but slightly uninteresting tale may not reach your attention.
If the second half of the movie had kept the anticipation at an increased level, Edge of Tomorrow could’ve been a lot better. But although it lacks frequent energy, it’s an amazing and well-made movie. Action, some humour and brilliant storytelling make the film do what it’s really meant to do.
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