I can’t say enough great things about this new trailer for Tom Cruise’s Edge of Tomorrow, just wow! The visuals are overwhelming likely taking cues from every single first-person-shooter video game that ever existed, while throwing in Source Code, Elysium, District 9, The Matrix and a bit of Robocop into the mix. I’m a sucker for intense science fiction and this one might just be the one to keep an eye-on in 2014. Emily Blunt is everything she should have been in Iron Man 2 and Avengers (turning down the Black Widow role), with some darker hints from her past role in Looper. Obviously, it’s nice to see Tom Cruise finally in a role where he’s not a god-like action figure but rather a clumsy soldier that has to learn not to be killed over and over. That being said, we’ve been tricked by alluring well-cut trailers before only to get a film weak on story or characters. Edge of Tomorrow‘s has the luxury of a solid hook, having both of the main characters reliving the same events, an aspect that tends to become tedious with this type of sci-fi plot. I’ll be counting down the days until it’s released on June 6th, 2014.
The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to little more than 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 Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.
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