I just fucking love Tom Cruise. He’s so weird that I almost forgot all the crazy things he’s done or said, and almost all of them are linked to Scientology. Fucking religion… But enough about that let’s get back to another great science fiction movie starring Tommy Boy. This is a perfect summer blockbuster with amazing and seamless visuals, interesting story, and great acting.
Basically, this is Independence Day revisited although the two movies except for the alien invasion theme don’t have much in common. I already mentioned visuals and how they managed to incorporate them into scenery and story in such a way that they are not aggressive or over-exaggerated. This gives that flow to the movie that we all like, it will be over faster than you think. Based on a 2004 Japanese novel “All You Need Is Kill” by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Edge of Tomorrow is something you just have to check out.
We all knew that this day would come and yet we were not prepared. Yes, the aliens are here and they are killing everybody. The civilization is very close to extinction as the military generals plan to attack the aliens called Mimics one more time. In amidst of all this Major William Cage, a lowly public affairs officer has been ordered to cover the attack from the ground. A little troubled by the certain death prospects, he tries to escape but is soon stripped of his rank and sent as a private to tear down those fucking aliens… Except he dies and wakes up one day earlier.
Humor is another element that they nailed here, light and unobtrusive it’s the cherry on the top, especially for fans of science fiction action, in the vein of Starship Troopers. Actually, the whole movie plays like a video game, a very good video game. It’s not repetitive, which was my biggest fear, but actually very addictive and engaging. I’ll stop myself now before I bore you more with praises.
Director: Doug Liman
Writer: Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Hiroshi Sakurazaka
Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson, Bill Paxton, Masayoshi Haneda, Dragomir Mrsic
Fun Facts: In the original book the Mimics are invading Tokyo, Rita is an American nicknamed “Full Metal Bitch” and Cage is a Japanese man named Keiji Kiriya, nicknamed “Killer Cage” by the end