478. Edge of Tomorrow

Background info

478-edge-of-tomorrowTitle: Edge of Tomorrow
Director: Doug Liman
Year: 2014
Run time: 1hr 43

“An alien race, undefeatable by any existing military unit, has launched a relentless attack on Earth, and Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) finds himself dropped into a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage is thrown into a time loop, forced to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again and again. Training alongside warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt), his skills slowly evolve, and each battle moves them one step closer to defeating the enemy in this fun action thriller.”

Live blog

1:46 – BBC News taking centre stage here.
5:16 – “I do this to avoid doing that.”
5:57 – The General’s grumpy face is scary!
10:38 – Forward Operating Base Heathrow is amazing.
16:00 – This has got the Inception drone music in.
22:37 – Not such a fan of all the things falling out of the sky.
25:07 – Groundhog Day with guns! Yay!
34:19 – Can’t imagine having to do it over and over again though. So boring!
39:16 – Emily Blunt looks amazing!
43:17 – Starting the day over when it goes wrong is pretty cool, though. Oops, said the wrong thing. Do over!
44:39 – “First of all, this is a terrific presentation. Terrific.”
48:45 – She is ruthless!
54:04 – So weird seeing Robin Hood as an army private.
54:31 – Motorbike!
1:02:32 – It must be really hard to be the one not in the know in this conversation. Tom Cruise’s knowing smug look is hard to deal with!
1:08:39 – Worst compliment ever. “I wish I didn’t know you.”
1:22:41 – ALWAYS PARIS.
1:36:54 – The alien things are twisty like the sentinels in The Matrix.

Conclusions

We have been looking forward to this one for ages, and for some reason it’s been available to pre-order on iTunes for soooo long without being up for rental. So it’s been staring us in the face everytime we log in. In all honesty, we should have just bought it and got it over with.

And then having got it over with, I’m doubly convinced we should have bought it because holy moly it was amazing. Let’s get this straight: time travel, Groundhog Day, Emily Blunt being kick-ass, and bonus Jonas Armstrong. There can’t be anything wrong with this film.

It was gripping, a great rollercoaster ride of highs and lows, and although it came to an ever so slightly irritating “everything’s okay!” ending, it was totally worth it.

Rating: 5/5.

 

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