Edge of Tomorrow

Posted at June 08, 2014

I’ve been calling this one “the new Tom Cruise” movie, because that title really doesn’t stick. “The Movie Where Tom Cruise Dies Over and Over (to the Joy of the Audience)” would be much better, if a bit unwieldy. But anyhoo — I enjoyed this one a lot. The central conceit is that Tom Cruise’s character keeps respawning the day before a counter-attack on alien-occupied France. Yes, “respawning” — the movie is essentially a cross between Groundhog Day and a video game like Halo. The explanation is a bit meh, but they have a lot of fun with the idea.

I’d actually like to see it again, if only to pay more attention to Tom Cruise’s arc. That’s more than I can say of most movies I’ve seen lately.

Comments

nfg: Yeah. Remove / change the last five minutes, and it’d be a much stronger movie.

Gavin: I’ll repeat it here. http://www.slashfilm.com/three-reasons-edge-tomorrow-ending-worst/ had a bunch of (SPOILER) good points.

I felt it was neat, but not very cohesive. It could have been better, but I certainly don’t regret watching it, unlike oblivion.