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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Mystery  |  6 June 2014 (USA)
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A military officer is brought into an alien war against an extraterrestrial enemy who can reset the day and know the future. When this officer is enabled with the same power, he teams up with a Special Forces warrior to try and end the 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

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Live, Die, Repeat


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material | See all certifications »

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All You Need Is Kill  »

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Budget:

$178,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,760,246 (USA) (6 June 2014)

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$100,189,501 (USA) (5 September 2014)
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The first dusty car in the final action scene after Rita and Cage split is an Alfa Romeo 147. The second one used by Rita as cover is a Fiat Stilo. See more »

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The scar on Rita's forehead is virtually skin-tone is some shots (as if old and faded), and bright red (as if new) in others, although all of the action takes place within 24 hours. See more »

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Rita Vrataski: [after Bill gets hit during training] You all right, Cage?
Lt. Col. Bill Cage: I think I broke something...
Rita Vrataski: What?
Lt. Col. Bill Cage: My back. The only thing I can feel are my lips.
Rita Vrataski: Now listen carefully. This is a very important rule. This is the only rule. You get injured on the field, you better make sure you die.
Lt. Col. Bill Cage: Why?
Rita Vrataski: Last time I was in combat, I was hit. I was bleeding out, just not fast enough. I woke up in a field hospital with three pints of someone else's blood and I was out. I lost the power, do you understand? Think we ...
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Love Me Again
Written by Steve Booker and John Newman
Performed by John Newman
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"You see this isn't the first time that we've had this conversation. "
3 June 2014 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

Why do we go to the movies? To be entertained, to laugh, to be amused, to be pulled into situations that are far from ever happening to us. The only certainty in today's film world that the film that you pick to watch in cinema is Tom Cruise. If you go into cinema and see any of Cruise's films you can be damn sure that that film won't disappoint you. Tom Cruise sure picks great projects. Frankly, I have to say that I haven't seen a bad film starring Tom Cruise.

Edge of Tomorrow is described by the director himself as "Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers". The former mentioned is actually quite important since the trailers made this film look pretty dark, which is not the case. This is fun action film with lots of humor. Humor that perfectly fits this film. The time-loop allows the Cruise's Colonel Cage to remember exactly the situation he repeats over and over, which is many times very funny. At films with time-loop I am alway worried that the film might get repetitive. Well you don't have to when Doug Liman is at helm. The film has no time to get repetitive when it is moving at such fast pace. An action scene follows an actions and the scope is just mind blowing. This film packs in so much in just two hours. Other films usually keep the best scenes for the big finale. In Edge of Tomorrow all the action scenes are the best scenes of the film.

Tom Cruise doesn't act as his usual self here, he plays against type. He always tries to come up with something new in his films. So in what role you haven't seen him yet? A wimpy coward. He once again shows what a versatile actor he is. Emily Blunt, as the kick ass Rita, has never been more likable in any of her films than here. she handles the action and the drama perfectly. Bill Paxton mostly just repeats his commands and lines about victory, but he is just so great at that he ends up as one of the funniest characters in the film

To me this comes as no surprise, that Edge of Tomorrow is yet another sci-fi Tom Cruise film, which kick ass from start to finish. What roller-coaster ride! This will be hard to top in the upcoming summer season. There is nothing wrong with this film. It's got everything. Even a helicopter crash!


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