Edge of Tomorrow

The Soul of the Plot


This review contains both good news and bad news. The bad news is I don’t really have anything original to say about this movie and the good news is I liked it. Yes, they blew the ending, but for the most part the gimmick they ripped off from Groundhog Day works and the two stars do a good job.

Edge of Tomorrow‘s premise may be similar to that of Groundhog Day‘s, but at least they have the good sense to make basically everything else completely different. In a post-apocalyptic future, Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) looses his cushy PR job by refusing a general’s order, and gets thrown right into the front lines in a war against an alien race known as mimics. He dies in battle, only to wake up again before the invasion has even begun. This gives him a lot of chances to get it…

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