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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
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Only three characters from the original novel made it into the film; Cage, Rita, and Farell, though all three were drastically changed from their original counterparts. A character mentioned by Rita, Hendricks, shows up in the novel as well in the same position she mentioned, her commanding officer. However, he is never seen in the film, only talked about. See more »
As Rita and Cage are exiting the underground car park at speed, a barrier starts to raise at the top of the ramp. The side of these ramps facing oncoming traffic is essentially a 2-foot wall, there's no way a car could use it as a ramp, it would just plough onto it. Even if the car was coming from the other direction, the (actual) ramps used aren't wide enough to have both wheels hit it at the same time, especially a larger car like a jaguar. See more »
[to Sargent Cage]
Hey, you better watch your back out there... Sir.
Cuz no one else will.
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There are no opening credits, the title doesn't appear until the closing credits. See more »
Superb! I rarely get to go to a movie with my older son after his siblings came along. We did manage to go to this movie in the cinemas. Not only were we glad we chose this movie to watch, but two years later, we still recall the impact this movie had on both of us.
This science fiction story is deeply satisfying. The movie treats the viewers as intelligent people. It is not in the same league of a plethora of science fiction movies that hit the cinemas every year. For example this year we have Independence Day 2, a high budget sequel to a high budget b-movie from a long time ago. It is profoundly forgettable. That is in stark contrast to Edge of Tomorrow, which has stayed with me for so long and today motivated me to come here on IMDb to write a review after two years!
This movie is a must watch. Thanks for reading.
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