Take a moment to consider that the world is being invaded by aliens and by some twist of fate, the very existence of mankind lies in the very hands of what seems like a very unlikely hero.
Based on the Japanese novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Edge of Tomorrow follows Major Cage (played by Tom Cruise) as the unlikely hero, who is sent to the front line ready for the final push of humanity against aliens known as Mimics, which are rather mechanical, yet organic creatures that move extremely fast.
So Cage is thrown in to battle, first day in battle and he’s killed! But then he wakes up, back at camp where he started, only to relive the day over and over again.
Each time he is in battle he dies and in so many ways and strangely, some are quite comical in a strange way.
Then at one point while trying to save Rita Vrataski, the Full Metal Bitch (played by Emily Blunt), she tells him to “Find me when you wake up!“.
Edge of Tomorrow is an interesting bit of SciFi, it’s like Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers with a bit of War of the Worlds thrown on for good measure, as I mentioned earlier there are some great moments of comedy and the supporting cast work well in Edge of Tomorrow.
Bill Paxton is brilliant as Master Sergeant Farell, imagine an older version of Chet, the character he played in Weird Science and you have this character.
Fighting alongside Cage or should I saying dying along side him are “J” squad with some faces I certainly noticed straight away, such as Jonas Armstrong (Robin Hood), Tony Way (Game of Thrones) and Kick Gurry (Speed Racer).
As with most of Tom Cruise’s movies it’s action packed, the starts with a slow build up to the point of his character waking up at camp and everything kicks off from that very point.
Edge of Tomorrow moves along nicely, in any film that has a “Groundhog Day” feel, you would expect a lot of reputation as the character keeps returning back to the same point, but it is nicely done and there really isn’t that much reputation as each time things change.
The aliens, Mimics, are nicely done,at some times they did remind me of the sentinels from The Matrix Trilogy, but once the Alpha comes on you forget about those!
Watching the movie in 3D does have its moments, with explosions working very well with shrapnel leaving the screen, or so it seemed, giving you the urge to make a fool of yourself and duck in your seat.
Overall Edge of Tomorrow is a fun, action packed movie, that even with a running time of just short of 2 hours, doesn’t slow down in pace.
Latest news the DVD release date for Edge of Tomorrow is to be October 13th and it may have its title changed to “Live, Die, Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow“.