As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.
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.
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.
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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Cage loses an arm in the book at the climax when Rita believes one of them has to die to break the loop; Cage falls in love with her and would gladly repeat this day for eternity if it meant he didn't have to lose her to end the loop. Rita dies at the end of the book and Cage is almost court-martialed for dereliction of duty. Instead, they gave him a medal, the order of the Valkyrie for killing the Mimic Server and killing over a hundred Mimics in a single battle; coincidentally, Tom Cruise starred in the film Valkyrie (2008). By the end, half the buildings on the base had burned to the ground and a novel Cage was reading had gone up with it. Cage's platoon lost 17 men and there were 3000 casualties in the last battle. Cage is expected to take Rita's place as the new Valkyrie. In spite of all the loops, Rita's stay at the base had been short. See more »
The opening voiceover says, "They spread out from Hamburg across Europe." Hamburg is near Germany's north coast but the map shows the spread starting from somewhere in central Europe near Munich. See more »
One of the most ingenious film concepts ever created, a cross between 'Saving Private Ryan' and 'Groundhog Day', 'Edge of Tomorrow' is a gripping and clever blockbuster sci-fi thrill-ride accompanied with taut, fast-paced action and compelling direction. Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt form a perfect chemistry that takes them from the training ground, to the battlefield through to the action-bound finale in Paris. The premise of the time-loop has been used many times before, but this time round there are enough exciting visuals and dynamic storytelling skills employed to make this one thrilling (and unexpectedly comedic) flick that is unpredictable and expertly designed. A model of cinematic craftsmanship.
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