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Edge Of Tomorrow (2014)

Edge Of Tomorrow (2014)

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

July, 2022

Edge Of Tomorrow (2014)

That ending still gets me. The leading up to it though... a little dull, a little repetitive, when you've already seen it. And a battle fought in darkness when the final showdown comes...

But still. It's awesome. It seems first impressions were better, but can't give it any lesser than a...

 rated 4.5/5: almost awesome


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  1. S3C
    Saturday Dec/31/2016

    great film for sure! better than GroundHog Day lol. probably better than Source Code, tho it's close. hmm its strange, third film I've seen this year with powered exoskeletons. strange watching Tom Cruise in a role where he's the alpha male. and emily blunt....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. damn you john krasinski!!

    the mimics though are plagiarized from the Matrix WTF! a sequel (prequel) is in the works

  2. Cyber
    Saturday Dec/31/2016

    Source Code's definitely a close one there, was pretty impressed with that one too. :) Groundhog Day huh... another title to my watchlist there. Hehe. Feels like Tom Cruise is more commonly an alpha male than not though: Mission Impossible and eh... Jack Reacher...

    Then there's the more dubious Knight and Day, Minority Report, Oblivion, The Last Samurai... maybe not alpha male entirely there. Looks like plenty of unknown movies in his list too. Seems you're righter after all!

    Mmm true. Feels like I've seen them elsewhere too, good concept there. And a sequel! :D Good knowing. Definitely looking forward to that.

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