Edge of Tomorrow

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by Ben Jenkins

There doesn’t seem to be many “must see” movie blockbusters out there this summer. Everything seems to be a sequel of something that was once great, or at least profitable. If you are looking for a good solid original movie to watch this 4th of July weekend, we highly recommend Edge of Tomorrow. Starring a surprisingly funny and self-deprecating Tom Cruise, and an always-excellent Emily Blunt, Edge of Tomorrow depicts two soldiers fighting a race of aliens called Mimics. Cruise’s character, after killing one of the leaders of the alien army, is doused in alien blood and given the ability to travel back in time to the day before the battle. The movie follows a video game-like sequence of the two characters throwing themselves into battle each day only to fail, causing them to re-boot the day in order to try again. Blunt’s character, Sergeant Rita Vrataski, having had and lost the power that Cruise’s character currently possesses, leads him in his training and in battle as they try to find a way to kill the Omega alien who is controlling everything. Edge of Tomorrow is peppered with a great supporting cast. Bill Paxton in his role as Sergeant Farell, is almost as funny as he was in his 1985 portrayal of Chet Donnelly in Weird Science.

Edge of Tomorrow is a PG-13 adaption of a light novel All You Need is Kill (which I think would have made a much better title for the movie) by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. The battle scenes are not very graphic at all with minimal blood splatter, except for that of the blue blood spread when the mimics are killed. If you need a little more excitement this weekend after all the fireworks on Friday, check out Edge of Tomorrow while it is still in theaters. This is one that is worth watching on the big screen.


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