“They have the power to reset the day. And now so do you.“
Tom Cruise has been absolutely killing it with the Sci-Fi films as of late. Right now he’s one of the very best in the genre.
His latest flick, Edge of Tomorrow , releases today in many parts of the world. It’s based on Japanese fiction All You Need Is Kill ; basically Groundhog’s Day in the Action/Sci-fi genre. Think aliens, action, apocalypse. Interested?
In the near future, an alien race has invaded the Earth and defeated the world’s military units. Major William Cage (Tom Cruise), a military officer is totally inexperienced in combat and is forced to undertake what is essentially a suicide against the aliens.
Though Cage is killed in minutes, he finds himself starting over in a time loop, repeating the same mission and being killed…
Each time Cage dies, he teams up with Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt) who trains him to defeat the invaders. Blunt‘s character is a completely badass combat-goddess. She’s a war-propaganda poster-girl known simultaneously as The Angel Of Verdun and Full Metal Bitch.
And did we mention she’s seen swinging a huge helicopter’s propeller as a sword? Epic!
So far, it has earned a very fresh a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes:
It’s “Aliens” meets “Groundhog Day” meets “Starship Troopers” meets “Source Code”, and each of those films’ best traits are expertly deployed into “Edge of Tomorrow”….[This is] one of the most original sci-fi adventures I’ve seen.
the kick-ass fight scenes against the army of Mimics are eye-boggling. There is no shortage of spectacle and the visual effects are extraordinary.
You’ll sense nods to everything from Saving Private Ryan to Starship Troopers to War of the Worlds, but Edge of Tomorrow is unique in that it never feels like it’s imitating what’s worked before, but rather reinventing it in a way that consistently keeps you on your toes.
If you want to see more, there’s tonnes of footage online, including an IMAX exclusive trailer showing off some incredible actions scenes to get you excited.
Check out this trailer and let us know what you think in the comments below!
Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow, image and trailer and originally from Warner Bros. Pictures