Thursday, October 9, 2014

Edge Of Tomorrow

tags: aliens, fantasy, sci-fi, time loop, war

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An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop, forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again...and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.Written by Warner Bros. Pictures
Complete plot is here.

I read the book the movie is based on before watching and I can say that the movie is waaay better than the book. The book, All You Need Is Kill, is short at less than 200 pages but I found it rather flat and boring, probably something's lost in translation from Japanese to English, or it simply is not written well.

The concept is nothing new but the movie improved upon the time-loop idea making it fresh and innovative. I love the costumes/jackets, the dialog, the humor, the non-stop action. The whole movie is truly enjoyable to watch and unlike the book, it makes much more sense and has a satisfying feel-good ending. Tom Cruise is incredibly fit for a 50 year old and Emily Blunt is also believable in her role.

The 3D DVD is good with very minimal ghosting (double images) all throughout. Special features section on the regular DVD is a must watch.

Highly recommended.

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