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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi | 6 June 2014 (USA)
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A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies.

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Doug Liman

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Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay by), Jez Butterworth (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cruise ... Cage
Emily Blunt ... Rita
Brendan Gleeson ... General Brigham
Bill Paxton ... Master Sergeant Farell
Jonas Armstrong ... Skinner
Tony Way ... Kimmel
Kick Gurry ... Griff
Franz Drameh ... Ford
Dragomir Mrsic ... Kuntz
Charlotte Riley ... Nance
Masayoshi Haneda ... Takeda
Terence Maynard ... Cruel Sergeant
Noah Taylor ... Dr. Carter
Lara Pulver ... Karen Lord
Madeleine Mantock ... Julie
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Live, Die, Repeat

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We Mortals Are See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$178,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,760,246, 8 June 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$100,206,256

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$369,206,256
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Rita in the film says she watched a commanding officer of hers, Hendricks, die three hundred times. However, Hendricks in the novel only died on Rita's last loop, having survived all previous loops and showing Rita that, though she could win a war, not everyone she tries to protect will survive. See more »

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When the drop ship hits a pile of cars, its front rises and its speed decreases; Rita's inertia should either make her hit the front console, or throw her out through the windshield. However we see her being thrown to the back of the cabin. See more »

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Lt. Col. Bill Cage: [Cage finds Rita and as he rushes towards making her fall back into the crashed aircraft] I'm sorry! I'm trying to save you. We're getting slaughtered, you need to get us off this beach.
Lt. Col. Bill Cage: [Rita watchs him in shock as Cage points his weapon up to shoot the Mimic that's about to attack them] We have to go. This drop ship is about to explode. We have to go now!
Lt. Col. Bill Cage: [he helps Rita stand and rushes forward but stops as he sees another Mimic] Wait.
Lt. Col. Bill Cage: [he shoots at the Mimic] Come on!
Lt. Col. Bill Cage: [...]
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Love Me Again
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On the Edge of………….Groundhog Day?????
22 April 2015 | by KissEnglishPastoSee all my reviews

............................................................from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L.A. CA., CALI, COLOMBIA and ORLANDO, FL

This Review is dedicated to my student and friend Sebastian Portilla…Who really likes this movie and specifically requested it!

As regards EDGE, sorry, but it is pretty much of an impossibility for me to sit down and write a completely unbiased review. In my case, this film will always be viewed through the lens of Groundhog Day, one of my all- time favorite movies, my favorite film to share with my English students and, most definitely, my #1 Romantic-Comedy of all time! But despite the fact that I have seen Groundhog Day, from beginning to end, at least 2 dozen times, this is supposed to be a review of EDGE, so let's turn our focus there:

It is easy to understand why so many IMDb-ers have awarded 9 or 10 stars to this "EDGY" Sci-Fi near classic, I suppose if it hadn't been for the reason so clearly spelled out above, I, undoubtedly, would have done the same…Still, EDGE possesses many standalone qualities that have motivated me to give it a well-deserved 8 Stars! FIRST: Here, Tom Cruise's character, Cage, is a die-hard desk jockey PR/Marketing mature-media- pretty-face type, who seems, at least initially, to have an anaphylactic shock reaction to any and all bellicose activities encoded in his DNA! I find this an extremely amusing tongue in cheek poke at himself in some of his earlier Mr. Invincible, Super Macho, Ethan Hunt and Jack Reacher type roles!

Another critical factor working in its favor: EDGE is anything BUT a "leave your brain at the door" mindless Action/Sci-Fi flick, unlike so many of your typical Hollywood "Action/Sci-Fi" counterparts! If your focus wanders, you could be asking yourself, "OOPS! What just happened!?!?" This film almost constantly challenges you to re-evaluate your opinions and the relevance of what has transpired on screen! But don't get me wrong, EDGE has enough mind-numbing action to satisfy even the most exigent of action movie junkies! At the same time, it also presents us with some rather inspired and original plot twists. (Don't worry, No Spoilers AHEAD!) Speaking of originality, perhaps this is the perfect moment to mention that despite that its driving force idea seems to be a blatant rip-off of Groundhog Day, at least EDGE manages to impart a good deal of fresh spin to the concept, so as to give it quite a life of its own.

From a technical standpoint, as is the case with most Hollywood big budget productions nowadays, Cinematography, sound, sound mixing, editing, effects, pretty much everything is extremely professionally done. Screenplay, three people with long names listed, is actually engrossing and quite engaging. For those of you who usually "PASS" on this genre, I would venture to say that quite a good number of you might find putting yourself on EDGE might be more than worth your while!

ENJOY!/DISFRUTELA!

Any comments, questions or observations, in English o en Español, are most welcome!


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