Live, Die, Repeat 6 June 2014 (USA) Ratings: 8.0/10 from 300,399 users (IMDb)
You could describe this movie as a dizzying combination of Groundhog Day, Starship Troopers, Source Code and The Butterfly Effect. Edge of Tomorrow borrows from these films and while some of the individual ideas may not therefore be groundbreakingly original, the way they’re combined and put to use in Edge of Tomorrow by director Doug Liman certainly is. As aliens have invaded Earth, humanity’s only hope lies in a cowardly PR officer Bill Cage (played by Tom Cruise) with no combat skills who is sent to the front lines.
Tom Cruise doesn’t act as his usual self here, he plays against type. He always tries to come up with something new in his films. So in what role you haven’t seen him yet? A wimpy coward. He once again shows what a versatile actor he is. Emily Blunt, as the kick ass Rita, has never been more likable in any of her films than here. she handles the action and the drama perfectly.
Director: Doug Liman
Writers: Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay), Jez Butterworth (screenplay)
Stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton..
Trivia: Emily Blunt admitted that after putting on the metal suit, she started crying because it was so heavy (it weighed 85 pounds) and that she would be required to perform action scenes in it for 5 months. She was jokingly told by Tom Cruise to ‘stop being such a wuss’.
Lt. Col. Bill Cage: I’m not a soldier.
Rita Vrataski: Of course not. You’re a weapon.
Rita Vrataski: Why does it matter what happens to me?
Lt. Col. Bill Cage: I wish I didn’t know you, but I do.
Master Sergeant Farell: Battle is the Great Redeemer. It is the fiery crucible in which true heroes are forged. The one place where all men truly share the same rank, regardless of what kind of parasitic scum they were going in.
Lt. Col. Bill Cage: What day is it?
Master Sergeant Farell: For you? Judgement day.
Trust me and go to the theater to enjoy this wonderful, original and surprising entertainment. It delivers much more than you could expect, delivers the best Cruise (in so many time that I personally think that this is Cruise at his best) and delivers a clever story with a good twist. Enjoy!