This movie was a long, cleverly puzzled together series of deja vu. Never too much. Never so much it became repetitive, and when it did (become too much) it was all to let us get a glimpse of the character. In a good way. Having the opportunity to play out the same scenarios over and over, in different ways, could bode for monotony and boredom, but Doug Liman manages to make it all a different and refreshing turns of events, of perceptible progress, of seeing the grand scheme of things - how the smallest actions - change the course of time, how the future's intentionally shaped, and all through the progression the movie manages to intrigue and entertain. It's the details that matter.
It's mostly a love story, hidden under a facade of action, and a very inspiring one as such. Our hero watches our heroine die, over and over, over and over, and gets to know her more and more for each time, yet she forgets him each time she dies. Along with that there's plenty of action, taking place in a potential future where strange beings known as 'mimics' are attacking the planet, and a stubborn general decides to send a very involuntary hero to the battlefield, where he lives - very hesitantly at first - each day until he's a veteran more than anyone else. It's skewed, but it makes perfect sense, and both acting and filmography are just perfect. I love the idea. I love the subtle humor and seriousness, the dystopian future, the similarities to WW2, the fates that intertwine and eventually - the hope that seeps through the water. It's a beautiful science fiction adventure.
rated 5/5: friggin awesome