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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When Emily Blunt's character is introduced, she is doing a "planche" hold. Although she needed a wire for help on long takes, she is actually capable of doing that maneuver without assistance. In fact, when discussing the introduction, a cast member said, "Em, show that yoga move," and she casually demonstrated it. See more »
When Cage and Rita are training in the firing range, Cage is shooting in a 360 degree dynamic configuration (e.g. at opponents on all sides). Earlier we saw that the range is open at one end and clearly designed for a traditional static firing line. We are shown at one point that a bullet from Cage's weapon barely misses Rita. Shooting a fully automatic weapon in 360 degrees in such an unsafe fashion would not be permitted on a military base, as it would likely result in the death of Rita as well as the bystanders seen nearby. See more »
Master Sergeant Farell:
Here they come, mean as hell and thick as grass!
Unknown Soldier at Battle of Rorke's Drift, 1879:
Here they come, black as hell and thick as grass!
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There are no opening credits, the title doesn't appear until the closing credits. See more »
Trip Into The Light
Written by Jeremy Lublin, Stephan Lublin, Craig Bonich, Patrick Meyer and Nathan Post
Performed by Jeremy & The Harlequins
Courtesy of Harlequin Music
By arrangement with Secret Road Music Services, Inc. See more »
"You see this isn't the first time that we've had this conversation. "
Why do we go to the movies? To be entertained, to laugh, to be amused,
to be pulled into situations that are far from ever happening to us.
The only certainty in today's film world that the film that you pick to
watch in cinema is Tom Cruise. If you go into cinema and see any of
Cruise's films you can be damn sure that that film won't disappoint
you. Tom Cruise sure picks great projects. Frankly, I have to say that
I haven't seen a bad film starring Tom Cruise.
Edge of Tomorrow is described by the director himself as "Groundhog Day
meets Starship Troopers". The former mentioned is actually quite
important since the trailers made this film look pretty dark, which is
not the case. This is fun action film with lots of humor. Humor that
perfectly fits this film. The time-loop allows the Cruise's Colonel
Cage to remember exactly the situation he repeats over and over, which
is many times very funny. At films with time-loop I am alway worried
that the film might get repetitive. Well you don't have to when Doug
Liman is at helm. The film has no time to get repetitive when it is
moving at such fast pace. An action scene follows an actions and the
scope is just mind blowing. This film packs in so much in just two
hours. Other films usually keep the best scenes for the big finale. In
Edge of Tomorrow all the action scenes are the best scenes of the film.
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. Bill Paxton mostly just repeats his commands
and lines about victory, but he is just so great at that he ends up as
one of the funniest characters in the film
To me this comes as no surprise, that Edge of Tomorrow is yet another
sci-fi Tom Cruise film, which kick ass from start to finish. What
roller-coaster ride! This will be hard to top in the upcoming summer
season. There is nothing wrong with this film. It's got everything.
Even a helicopter crash!
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