In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.
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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Emily Blunt's first action film; Tom Cruise thought she was screwed because she was thrown in at the deep end. Blunt had never done a film of this magnitude before but felt it lived up to all the buzz. See more »
Incorrectly regarded as "Crew/Equipment Visible': At the Bavarian Alps dam, when 'Cage' (Tom Cruise) enters the building and rapidly turns to his left (where there is a large potted plant by the door) and aims his weapon, there is a sudden motion in the left background. This motion has been cited as a crew member ducking back out of site as Cruise turns toward them. In fact, upon close study, it is a branch of the potted plant.
Note that the reputed crew member appears as if they are carrying a mop or wearing a mop-like accoutrement. Note also that as Cruise turns suddenly left, the plant quivers slightly as if his weapon has brushed up against it. The motion by the plant perfectly coincides with the 'crew member' appearing to suddenly duck back out of sight of the camera when, in fact, it is a branch of the potted plant responding to Cruise's weapon brushing up against it.
This same branch/'Crew Member' can be seen for a fraction of a second behind Tom Cruise as the edit cuts to Cruise having turned back to his right. See more »
Trip Into The Light
Written by Jeremy Lublin, Stephan Lublin, Craig Bonich, Patrick Meyer and Nathan Post
Performed by Jeremy & The Harlequins
Courtesy of Harlequin Music
By arrangement with Secret Road Music Services, Inc. See more »
Hoped for a good movie .. got an amazing one instead (No Spoiler)
After watching the trailer i was really hyped about the movie because of its theme and potential to be a really good movie. But on the other side i knew how bad the most potential good movies in the past ended up. I was scared that they screw it up and give us another Oblivion or Ilisium with much cgi-effects and bad story and no real story and/or characters.
So i took my girlfriend and went in the movie with mixed feelings. But then, right from the beginning, i knew this movie would be fantastic. The first minutes really hooked me and i found myself in a funny, filled with perfect action and intelligent movie. You had the feeling like you were directly in it and you really feel with Tom Cruise from the beginning to the end. I don't like Tom Cruise in general but this role just fits him. Nobody who sees this movie could deny this. From minute to minute i was more and more in this fantastic story and wanted to last forever. But eventually the movie ended and i was really satisfied with everything.
Two main characters who played perfectly, a fascinating story well told and really fast and good looking action made it for me the best movie i watched in a while (and i watch pretty much movies). Even though i don't like to recommend movies because of different tastes I really want to do this with this movie. The story is well told and there are no boring repeatings. Even my girlfriend who normally don't like movies with much action liked it a lot and added Emily Blunt to one of her favorite actresses of all time.
Oh well, 10/10
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