“Edge of Tomorrow” is a sci-fi, fantasy film distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Although it was already released in some countries, it is set to open in U.S. theatres on June 6, 2014. It was directed by Doug Liman. The screenplay was developed by Christopher McQuarrie and John-Henry and Jez Butterworth. Its cast members include Tom Cruise (William Cage), Emily Blunt (Rita Vrataski), Bill Paxton (Master Sergeant Farell), Jonas Armstrong (Skinner), Brendan Gleeson (General Brigham) and Tony Way (Kimmel). Read on to learn more about the “Edge of Tomorrow” synopsis and movie review.
“Edge of Tomorrow” Synopsis:
“Edge of Tomorrow” is based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s “All You Need is Kill.” It is about an apocalyptic alien invasion. The Mimics had arrived and planned on taking over our beloved planet. They started killing millions of people and destroyed the cities. The armies from different countries joined forces to fight them off.
Major William Cage was part of the army sent out to fight the Mimics. During the battle, Cage was eventually killed. Then, he found himself trapped in a time loop, ending up facing the same battle over and over again.
Every time he was killed then came back to life, he developed the skills to be able to fight the invaders. Special Forces Rita Vrataski had the same fate. Together, they fought against these creatures.
“Edge of Tomorrow” Movie Review:
According to Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer, the critics gave the film an 88%, while 98% of the moviegoers want to watch it. Although “Edge of Tomorrow” had received really good reviews from different renowned critics, it did not live up to the standards of some.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Todd McCarthy particularly pointed out the film’s plot of dying and living again is like being in a hamster’s wheel.
“Although the humor helps, the Groundhog Day-like repetition gets tedious; it makes you feel more like a hamster than a groundhog – or rather a hamster’s wheel, going round and round, over and over again,” said McCarthy in the Hollywood Reporter review.
Scott Mendelson of Forbes referred to the film as an inventive delight and praising Tom Cruise for his performance, elaborating how the actor proved that he is still a movie star.
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