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Edge of Tomorrow - Live, Die, Repeat (Liman, 2014) The Reviews Thread

Old 06-01-14, 12:40 PM
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Edge of Tomorrow - Live, Die, Repeat (Liman, 2014) The Reviews Thread

Please continue pre-release discussion here.

Movie:
"Edge of Tomorrow" (Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt)

Release Date:
6/6/14

Rating:
PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material throughout.)

Running Time:
113m. (1h. 53m.)

Budget:
$150 million (estimated)

IMDb Synopsis:
Spoiler:
A soldier fighting in a war with aliens finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle, though he becomes better skilled along the way.


IMDb Info and Rating:
8.1 (16,732 votes as of 6/6/14

Rotten Tomatoes:
Fresh:164 Rotten:20 (89% as of 6/6/14)

Metacritic:
71 metascore ('Generally favorable reviews' as of 6/6/14)

Trailer:
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And the answer I got in the other thread was:

Yet another what's the name of that movie thread
Cancel my vote!
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re: Edge of Tomorrow - Live, Die, Repeat (Liman, 2014) The Reviews Thread

On board due to Cruise/action flick. Will pick up the blu-ray eventually.
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re: Edge of Tomorrow - Live, Die, Repeat (Liman, 2014) The Reviews Thread

Very entertaining. Lots of laughs, especially in the first half of the film, and yes, they were intentional. The aliens were interesting, and I thought the explanation for the time resets was interesting, as well.
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Very entertaining. Lots of laughs, especially in the first half of the film, and yes, they were intentional. The aliens were interesting, and I thought the explanation for the time resets was interesting, as well.
Didn't really like the Mimics. Not quite sure the reasoning behind the name. They also resembled the things from the Matrix too much for my liking.
Loved the action scenes alot.

Blunt doing the yoga was a thing of beauty!
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I was honestly expecting something along the line of Jumper, the last Liman film I saw in the theater (that was about as big as disappointments get).

Edge of Tomorrow is fast, fun, (intentionally) funny, and the best sci-fi action movie I've seen since Looper. The trailers make it seem like another Battle of LA but, without spoiling too much, the fighting scenes where Cruise is on a beach are a very small part of the movie.

I saw it in IMAX 3D, which added a bit to the film but not so much I would suggest to only see it in IMAX.
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Edge of Tomorrow is fast, fun, (intentionally) funny, and the best sci-fi action movie I've seen since Looper.
You have me conflicted since Looper is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
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Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
You have me conflicted since Looper is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
You have to suspend disbelief in this movie and go along with the ride. The science (explained in the light novel) is not touched on in the movie. Ultimately it's a guy wearing an exosuit traveling through time (sort of) to fight aliens. If you don't find that idea fun, then this isn't a movie for you.
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You have to suspend disbelief in this movie and go along with the ride. The science (explained in the light novel) is not touched on in the movie. Ultimately it's a guy wearing an exosuit traveling through time (sort of) to fight aliens. If you don't find that idea fun, then this isn't a movie for you.
The trailers and the Groundhog Day vibe make me really look forward to this. It's your comparing it to Looper (which I hated) that gives me pause.

This is based on a book?
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re: Edge of Tomorrow - Live, Die, Repeat (Liman, 2014) The Reviews Thread

I had no clue that Liman did Looper. Hearing excellent things about this one, though.
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He didn't. Looper was Rian Johnson.
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re: Edge of Tomorrow - Live, Die, Repeat (Liman, 2014) The Reviews Thread

Looper was fantastic. That said it doesn't look like The Bus really made a comparison between the two, its just a matter of how much your taste might line up with his if that was the last sci-fi movie he really enjoyed until this one
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Groundhog Day is one of my all-time favorite films, I think it's near as dammit perfect, so anything involving a time-loop can't help but fall into its shadow. I loved Looper though.
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re: Edge of Tomorrow - Live, Die, Repeat (Liman, 2014) The Reviews Thread

Oops, I meant Jumper. I know Rian Johnson did Looper.
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re: Edge of Tomorrow - Live, Die, Repeat (Liman, 2014) The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
You have me conflicted since Looper is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
Yeah, I didn't get all the love for LOOPER either...it had a decent first-half, but fell apart in the second half. Not the worst movie I've ever seen, but not one I'd ever want to watch again.

I'm probably going to see EDGE OF TOMORROW just because there's nothing else on the radar this weekend...I've already seen X-Men, Spidey, and Godzilla, and have no desire to see Maleficent, A Million Days to Die in the West, or The Fault in Our Stars (which MAY do better than Tom Cruise this weekend, given that's the big 'teenybopper' flick this weekend).
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Apparently the novel The Fault in Our Stars is really good.
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re: Edge of Tomorrow - Live, Die, Repeat (Liman, 2014) The Reviews Thread

That's what I've heard too, but I don't see the movie being huge out the gate, maybe $20m opening which is high for that kind of flick.

Edge of Tomorrow currently has a 91% on rottentomatoes (Fault has 90%... 22 Jump Street has 93%)
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I noticed Edge of Tomorrow is also playing in 3D. I'm guessing it's another conversion.
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It's really great. Unexpectedly dark humor. Never read the book, but thought the story was engaging. Liked the idea of a cowardly hero. McQuarrie knows how to write for Cruise, especially the humor side.. I'm one of the few that really liked "Jack Reacher," and this screenplay is even better. One of my favorite movies of 2014 so far.

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Groundhog Day is one of my all-time favorite films, I think it's near as dammit perfect, so anything involving a time-loop can't help but fall into its shadow. I loved Looper though.
Just think of it as "Groundhog D-Day."
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Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
The trailers and the Groundhog Day vibe make me really look forward to this. It's your comparing it to Looper (which I hated) that gives me pause.

This is based on a book?
Base on the book All You Need Is Kill.
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Base on the book All You Need Is Kill.
Yeah, I just found out via Wikipedia. So I guess the original shitty title is the result of a poor translation? Yes, the current title sounds like a daytime soap opera but that previous title...
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Yeah, I didn't get all the love for LOOPER either...it had a decent first-half, but fell apart in the second half. Not the worst movie I've ever seen, but not one I'd ever want to watch again.
That was pretty much my problem as well. A solid first half (despite revolving around flimsy "science") but once the kid got introduced, the movie just grinds to a halt while you're waiting for a predictable (and, frankly, stupid) ending.

I much preferred when it was just Bruce Willis versus Joseph Gordon-Levitt with the added twist that Willis has already lived through whatever Gordon-Levitt is about to do.
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It's really great. Unexpectedly dark humor. Never read the book, but thought the story was engaging. Liked the idea of a cowardly hero. McQuarrie knows how to write for Cruise, especially the humor side.. I'm one of the few that really liked "Jack Reacher," and this screenplay is even better. One of my favorite movies of 2014 so far.

Just think of it as "Groundhog D-Day."
Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers is what one critic said.

I didn't think Jack Reacher was awful but the screenplay was hilariously bad, I hope there's less of that here.
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Originally Posted by paaron46 View Post
It's really great. Unexpectedly dark humor. Never read the book, but thought the story was engaging. Liked the idea of a cowardly hero. McQuarrie knows how to write for Cruise, especially the humor side.. I'm one of the few that really liked "Jack Reacher," and this screenplay is even better. One of my favorite movies of 2014 so far.



Just think of it as "Groundhog D-Day."
And they're releasing it on the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
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Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
You have me conflicted since Looper is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
And for those that did enjoy Looper it sounds like this will be equally good and fun.

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