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Spoiler-Free Quick Review: Edge of Tomorrow



Stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton
Theatrical Release Date: June 6, 2014
Synopsis: An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer and closer to defeating the enemy.
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The Good

Exciting, funny, and much more family-friendly than most PG-13 movies.

The Bad

Necessarily repetitive, but this is a minor downside.

Bottom Line

Feeling a lot like a modern action video game, Edge of Tomorrow is highly entertaining and highly recommended.

Posted June 13, 2014 by

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Spoiler-Free Quick Review: Edge of Tomorrow

Tom Cruise is always the best something in his movies (pilot, race car driver, sports agent, samurai, etc). This time, he’s the best deserter/space marine.

If Groundhog Day and Battle Los Angeles had a beautiful baby, it would be Edge of Tomorrow.

In Edge of Tomorrow, Tom Cruise plays an initially-unlikable armed forces officer who is unwillingly forced into a doomed assault against an alien race intent on the destruction of the human race. As a result of the battle, Cruise’s character develops the ability to manipulate time by resetting the current day. Unfortunately for Cruise, the trigger for the reset is his death. This means that he must die over and over again in order to become better equipped to fight the alien menace.

Edge of Tomorrow looks and feels a lot like a modern action video game, right down to the die-and-respawn mechanic. As a matter of fact, if I have any complaint with the film, it’s that portions of several of the scenes are (necessarily) repeated over and over again as Cruise seeks to get the day right. Really though, this is a pretty minor issue because the movie handles the resetting of these scenes with a good amount of humor.

Cruise and Emily Blunt make a great team and play off each other very well. Between the action and the humor, the film never drags or lacks for excitement. The supporting characters are all fun and engaging, as well.

Edge of Tomorrow earns its PG-13 rating for violence, but it’s probably the only PG-13 movie in recent memory that I wouldn’t hesitate to take the entire family to see. While there is a lot of shooting at aliens, there is almost no gore. There’s also no nudity or sex, and very little in the way of course language.

Edge of Tomorrow is highly entertaining and highly recommended for fans of sci-fi action films.

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Tim Wells

Dad, husband, gamer, blogger, geek. Not necessarily in that order.