FRIDAY NIGHT/MOVIE THEATER REVIEW: Last night I got to catch a movie that I have been anticipating for almost a year called “Edge of Tomorrow” which stars Tom Cruise (Oblivion, War of the Worlds (2005)), Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada, Looper), Brendan Gleeson (Troy, Gangs of New York), Bill Paxton (The Colony, Titanic), Jonas Armstrong (Robin Hood, Book of Blood), Tony Way (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Sightseers), Kick Gurry (Speed Racer, Garage Days), Franz Drameh (Attack the Block, Hereafter), Dragomir Mrsic (Easy Money, Easy Money: Hard to Kill), Charlotte Riley (Wuthering Heights, Easy Virtue), Masayoshi Haneda (47 Ronin, Emperor), Terence Maynard (Revolver, Chasing Liberty), Lara Pulver (Da Vinci’s Demons, Legacy: Black Ops), and Noah Taylor (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Vanilla Sky). The movie takes place in an ongoing war where after an alien race, known as the Mimics, crashes to Earth and start taking over the whole Eastern Hemisphere. They are unbeatable by the human race and it is just a matter of time before they take over the whole Earth. We follow an officer who has never seen a day of combat named Major William Cage (Cruise) who gets sent to the military base over in London without his consent to fight in the frontlines against the Mimics on the beaches of France. He doesn’t want to be there and is forced to battle. When they get to the beach, Cage dies within minutes of landing. All of a sudden though, he wakes up in the day before not knowing what is going on and having to live the day over again. He soon finds out that the Mimics have the ability to see into the future of the war, giving them the best advantage, and giving the humans the worst possible outcome. Cage got this ability though, when an alpha Mimic carrying this ability got its blood into his body before he died on the first day. Now he has to live the day over and over again until he finds out how to kill the enemy with the help of one of the best soldiers in the force, Rita Vrataski (Blunt), who understands what Cage is going through since she had the same ability herself. Every movie that I saw last year that was science fiction and had Tom Cruise in it were great movies (War of the Worlds, Oblivion). Having seen “Oblivion” and it being one of my favorite sci-fi movies, I had to see this one when I saw the trailer for it. The story of this movie was very well-written giving great depth in the characters as well as explaining what is going on rather than confusing people like a good bit of sci-fi movies do. The acting was great as well, both Cruise and Blunt doing extremely good having to do their own stunts and the visual effects were some of the best I’ve seen with all the action that was placed in this movie. It also had a sense of humor to it that complimented the story line. A con of this movie would be that it takes a little while for this movie to jump-start in the beginning, but other than that the movie did really good. I walked into the theater with high expectations and I got them met, making this movie a definite must-see for the summer and I recommend anyone to see this in theaters!!!!! FINAL SCORE: 96%= Juicy Popcorn
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Here is the trailer to the movie: