Thursday, November 13, 2014

Edge of Tomorrow - 8 stars out of 10

Edge of Tomorrow - 8 stars out of 10

“Edge of Tomorrow” is surprisingly as good as its trailer.  It looked so fascinating that I was sure the concept would be a letdown, but it was very cool and had more depth than your average action flick.  Something that I DIDN’T expect was for this to be an alien movie, but this story is about the time loop and not about the enemy (even though the concept technically couldn’t exist without the aliens).  The acting of Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt is very good and the special effects are cool, but the script is what makes this film so special.  Each event is conceived with precision to develop the characters, explain the time loop, further the story (one small step at a time), and keep us on edge… even though we know that our main character technically can’t die.  The editors did a great job of manipulating the shots so that we get a different perspective of the exact same start to each day, and the consistency is actually necessary to complete the story later.  This doesn’t really make sense if you haven’t seen it, but the whole film has an impressive intelligent design.  This film combines all of the things that we love about action films and mindbenders.  “Edge of Tomorrow” is an impressive jigsaw puzzle that must be solved by its characters, even though there is only one character that remembers where the pieces must be placed in the future.

[Pictured: Blunt and Cruise have great chemistry... over and over again]

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