In Edge of Tomorrow, Officer Cage (Tom Cruise) becomes the centerpiece in an alien war when he finds himself caught inside a time loop. After becoming infected by the head honcho alien leader, he discovers he can relive the same day over and over again. He must fight to save humanity from the brink of extinction. This all comes with the help of Rita (Emily Blunt), an iconic and beautiful warrior chick. Since Cage continues to relive one significant day on the battlefield, his abilities and awareness vastly increase, which also aid his cause. The main weapon used by Cage and Rita are mech suits which they can climb into. They boast all kinds of sweet and destructive weaponry. The performances in Edge of Tomorrow are spot-on. Cruise shows profound humanity, grit and determination while Blunt is the ultimate strong-willed, gorgeous, tough-as-nails tomboy. Their on-screen chemistry is magnificent. This film proves Tom Cruise can still do action movies well, even at his age. The supporting cast consists of names such as Bill Paxton and Brendan Gleeson, who are both excellent in their own respects.
Edge of Tomorrow’s premise is super fresh and makes for one heck of a good story. This movie is highly entertaining and will keep your eyes glued to the screen until the end credits roll. It’s so good in fact, you won’t want to see the credits! This is saying a lot because the film is almost 2 hours long. You would think since Cage relives the same day over and over, things would get stale, but I’m happy to say, it actually adds to the fun. Along with this unique storytelling aspect comes plenty of laughs. I bet you weren’t expecting that, were you? Yes, Edge of Tomorrow, a full-blown action movie is also hilarious. I found myself laughing more than I did in many comedies I’ve seen. This sort of gives you a break from the action. It’s like salt and pepper, something to spice things up. Speaking of action, it is packed with it. There’s vicious aliens, huge guns, explosions, mechs and more. In other words, it’s awesome. The special effects are excellent to boot. Overall, it’s just an incredible film. I can’t believe just how surprised I was when I walked out of the theater. I’m happy to say that Edge of Tomorrow is one of the best sci-fi action films I’ve ever seen. It’s potent, exciting, action-packed, funny, unique and very well-executed. Go see this movie! I highly recommend it as a future Blu-Ray purchase.
4.5 out of 5
There’s some blood and war violence, but nothing too crazy. No sexual content. No religious content either. There is some foul language here and there.