Edge of Tomorrow
Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Tom Paxton, Brendan Gleeson
Genre: Action Sci-fi
Country of Origin: USA, Australia 2014 113 mins.
Released by WARNER BROS
'A thrilling action-filled sci-fi Tom Cruise wins the day movie with touches of humour.'
Based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka's novel 'All You Need Is Kill' 'Edge of Tomorrow' unfolds in a near future in which the Mimics, fearsome constantly moving metallic octapus-like creatures, an indestructible alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault.
Major William Cage (Tom Cruise), head media relations officer, isn't a battle hardened hero but is unceremoniously dropped into front line mayhem in what is a suicide mission and is killed within minutes. Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—each time he dies in battle he comes back to relive that day. He's in 'Groundhog Day' time travel.
Battle hardened William Cage is the weapon to defeat the Mimics and alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt) they take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.
Filled with action, suspense and a humorous touch, 'Edge of Tomorrow' is a thrilling sci-fi movie and Tom Cruise makes it. It's got all the elements for a Summer hit.