Picture Groundhog Day, in the future, with exoskeletal battle armor, and aliens. Oh yeah, and Tom Cruise. Think the trailers look bad? Well take every preexisting notions as to what you think this movie might be and throw it out the window, because its amazing. I'm Linus Schill, and this is my review of Edge of Tomorrow
Yes its been a while, a few months in fact, but I’m back. And what better way to come back than with such an incredible movie. To me I thought this movie would just pass by being another throw-away Tom Cruise film that was ok, but isn't in any way memorable. The trailers had a bad resemblance to Oblivion, which was not liked all across the board, including me. Lets face it, this movie looked bad. But after the reviews came in saying the trailers show nothing of how awesome the movie is, and then proceeding to say how awesome it is, I decided to give it a shot. And I’m glad I did because this was an amazing film. It was smart, funny, action-filled, and an overall fun time in the theater.
Despite Tom Cruise appearing to be the main character in most of the trailers and promotional images that came out for the film, Emily Blunt has a much larger role than you would expect. I considered her to be if not equal to, than more important to the plot than Tom Cruise, which you don’t see much of: Tom Cruise not in the limelight, and being overshadowed by a female lead character. Also, for once Tom Cruise isn’t annoying in the movie. A lot of people don’t like him as an actor, I don’t mind him in all his roles, some I do, but this is the best performance we’ve seen him give yet. It was also great to see Bill Paxton has a man working in the military (because we haven’t seen that before)
One of the things that made this movie stand apart from Groundhog Day, was that it felt like each life he lived was another timeline. In Groundhog Day you felt as though it was one day repeated, just Bill Murray was aware of it. In Edge of Tomorrow, each time he dies, he starts another timeline, another life. In one of them, he just leaves the place he was going to die. Just walks away. Spends a few nights out in a field investigating what is happening, as the events he should have been involved in happen in front of him on TV.
If you haven’t seen this movie, which is likely, I strongly suggest you do. I won’t spoil too much behind the aliens in the film, but I will tell you they are great and even scary in some parts. It probably won’t be in theaters for too much longer so catch the opportunity while it is still here. I give the film 10 ingredients. Be sure to “Like” us down below or check us out on Facebook at Facebook.com/BLTFilmsReviews. Or you can find us on Twitter @BLTFilmsReviews. See you next time!