- Ken Lange
Edge of Tomorrow Review.
First off, I know I’m late to the party. I always am with movies since I don’t go to the theater. Finally got around to watching this and holy crap was it amazing.
How in the hell was this movie not more of a hit? It’s well acted, written, and kept you—me thoroughly engaged throughout the entire one hour and fifty-three-minute runtime. To be fair though, the premise almost always intrigues me. Tom Cruise gave a stellar performance as did Emily Blunt. That’s not to say the rest of the cast wasn’t equally as amazing, because they were…they just didn’t get a ton of screen time.
The plot revolves around Major Cage, Tom Cruise, living the same day over and over again. Five years earlier, Mimics crashed to the earth in a meteor and they go on a rampage through Europe. At the start of the movie Cage tries to leverage his way out of what he perceives as a bad situation only to make it far worse.
He’s sent to the front to join up with J-squad. They and everyone around him get slaughtered. This is where he meets Sergeant Rita Vrataski, the “Angel of Verdun”, Emily Blunt’s character. Just before he dies, he encounters a rather unique type of Mimic and kills it. That’s when things get totally out of hand.
Not going to ruin it for you…simply put if you get a chance to watch this movie, do yourself a favor and do so.
If you can’t tell, I loved it.