Based on the Manga ‘All You Need Is Kill’, the rebranding of this to ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ started to cause some anxiety in the marketplace over what the film would end up being.
After viewing the movie, it becomes apparent that audiences who choose to think this, end up missing one of the best films of the American Summer season.
‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ places Cruise in the role of ‘Major William Cage’, a Public Affairs officer soon thrust into a ‘Groundhog Day’-like adventure where he is forced to relive a day over and over to attempt to win a war against an Alien invader. With the help of ‘Sergeant Rita Vrataski’, played by Emily Blunt, ‘Cage’ relives countless lifetimes hoping to either escape by defeating the enemy…or by losing it all.
With intense action scenes and pacing which caters well to the ‘time-travelling’ mechanic, the movie doesn’t slow down in its effort to reach its conclusion.
A great supporting cast helps elevate Cruise in a role that he handles with ease, taking ‘Cage’ from an office-bound marketing specialist to ‘Alien Death Machine’ in a spectacle lasting just under 2 hours.
Everything about ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ makes for a perfect Summer blockbuster, from the cast to the handling of the script and the excitement of the adventure ‘Cage’ takes with his lack of ‘mortal coil’.
When people ask what is the one film that should be seen in the 2014 Summer season, ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ will be near the top for its fantastic execution.