Monday, June 16, 2014

Movie Review: "Edge of Tomorrow" (2014)

Movie"Edge of Tomorrow"
Director: Doug Liman
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 1 hour, 53 minutes
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William Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer in the U.S. military who has never actually fought on the battlefield. He is more of a spokesman for the military than anything. When an unknown alien race begins attacking Earth, Cage is forced into combat on the front lines. Dropped onto a beach from an airplane, Cage watches as the men and women he went in with slowly die one by one in what seems to be a suicide mission. The aliens knew they were coming all along. Cage ends up killing an Alpha alien, which transmits its power to him, giving Cage the ability to relive the day over and over again. After he is killed, he wakes up and the same day repeats again, only this time, he is a little bit smarter and doesn't get killed the same way. Eventually, he meets Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt) on the battlefield, who tells Cage to find her when he wakes up. From there, he find out that Rita once had the same ability to relive the same day, but she lost the ability when she was given a blood transfusion. Cage and Rita must find a way to locate the Omega alien and destroy is, reliving the same day over and over again until they get it right.

Two really highly rated movies from us in the same week?! In June?! UNHEARD OF!!

This movie freaking ROCKED. In fact, we have a feeling you will be seeing this title in our top 10 best movies of the year.

It had a little bit of everything in it and kept us completely enthralled the entire time. I'm sure this has been said elsewhere, but think "Groundhog Day" meets "Starship Troopers." There is a lot of intense, high-paced action wrought with explosions, aliens, and shots to the head. Don't be shocked when the main characters die, because they die. And die. And then, just for good measure, they die again. There is also a lot of comedy in this movie as Cage relives the day over and over again and anticipates what's coming. The story, while it might look confusing, really isn't. It is a well thought out story and is actually quite compelling. While some say Tom Cruise was a bad casting choice, we don't think so. In fact, I am not a Tom Cruise fan, but he did a great job in this movie. Cruise is believable as both the charming media spokesperson who is a wimp off-camera and would do anything to get himself out of serving in combat, as well as a more hard-nosed solider and killing machine at the end of the movie. I am an Emily Blunt fangirl, and she did well as a stone-cold soldier trying to reclaim her destiny. They worked really well together on the big screen!

This is definitely a movie you need to see in the theater to get the full effect because it is so action-packed and the visuals are truly stunning. None of the CGI is bad in this film, and it's a good thing, because without the fantastic CGI, it could have easily been turned into another movie in a slew of crappy "video game-esque" graphicbombs that were over-budgeted and lacked any compelling story. It is clever, high-paced, and a great summer blockbuster. As with other time-jump movies, this one did not get annoying or tiring, in fact, we couldn't wait to see what changes were made each time Cage and Rita relived the day. All in all, a great sci-fi movie we can't wait to re-watch. I have a feeling it will become a staple for us on our DVD shelf.

And of course, the alien beings that are the center of our demise are spider/octopus hybrid lookin' mothafuckas. DAMN YOU, SPIDER-WOLF-OCTOPUS-BEINGS!!!!!!!

My Rating: 9/10
BigJ's Rating: 9/10
IMDB's Rating: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 89%
Do we recommend this movie: ABSOLUTELY YES!!!

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