I have seen about 5 to 10 different Warner Bros. films in the past year, and the trailer for Edge of Tomorrow would play during the previews. The two trailers for Edge of Tomorrow gave me zero excitement about the film, and honestly that was a good thing. Listen, I know the trailers might for this movie might suck but this a movie that is worth going to go see. The trailers does not adequately show how wonderful this film. It’s a great film because it combines Groundhog Day and Aliens into a compelling story.
Edge of Tomorrow stars Tom Cruise (Major William Cage), Emily Blunt (Rita Vrataski), and Bill Paxton (Master Sergeant Farrell). The film is based off the book “All You Need Is Kill.” The Earth is invaded by an alien force called Mimics. They control most of Europe within 5 years after their initial invasion. William Cage is an US Army Major and acts as publicist for United Defense Forces (UDF). He travels to London to meet with General Brigham (Brendan Gleeson), the commander of the UDF. Cage is ordered promote an UDF invasion of Normandy. He will be sent to the front lines during the attack with a media crew. Cage refuses and is sent to base of the invasion force as a private and deserter. The base for the invasion force is at Heathrow Airport where he meets the Sergeant in charge. Cage has no combat experience and dies during the failed invasion. He suddenly wakes up and sees it’s the day before the invasion and still remembers everything that happened from the previous day.
Edge of Tomorrow is film that combines: comedy, special effects, action, and storytelling into an one fantastic entertaining movie. Doug Liman (the director) did a great job of editing and shooting scenes that every day is a different perspective from Cage or any other character’s point of view. It is one of the reasons why this film is beautifully paced. The special effects are not violent with blood and guts. They were explosions, gun fire, and camera shots that make the audience feel like they are in a warzone. Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, and John-Henry Butterworth did an excellent job of screenwriting. Edge of Tomorrow has fantastic score by Christophe Beck.
The three main actors in Edge of Tomorrow are Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, and Bill Paxton. Tom Cruise is still a A list Hollywood star. I loved him in this film, and felt like I was watching him in Jerry Maguire, Top Gun, or A Few Good Men again. His acting energy and intensity was on the same level that he displayed in those movies. His chemistry with Emily Blunt was superb. Blunt is an actress that always delivers a great performance. Cruise and Paxton have also a great chemistry together. Paxton has the best Kentucky accent ever in this movie. I want to see him and Cruise star in another movie together.
Edge of Tomorrow is such a great film. I would say that I enjoyed this movie about as much as I enjoyed the Fault in Our Stars and X-Men: Days of Future Past if we are comparing summer movies. I didn’t walk out of the theater disappointed. My mom and I walked out of theater talking about how much we enjoyed it. Edge of Tomorrow is visually spectacular, with great acting, and great storytelling. The comedy was so fantastic in this action film. It reminded me of the Lethal Weapon films. I give the Edge of Tomorrow a 4/5.
I suggest anybody who reads this review to give this movie a chance because it does deserve success at the box office. What did you think about Edge of Tomorrow? Comment below and let me know. Click the subscribe button too.
this song appears during the credits one of my favorites.