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TV'S "Edge of Tomorrow" REVIEW

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9/20/2014 5:36:09 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Haven't done this in a while... so long in fact, that most people won't even know who I am. Nevertheless, I watched this movie last night and it's stuck in my head so I want to talk about it.

First of all, I grew up watching Groundhog Day whenever it was on TV, which was often. I loved (love?) that movie. The whole idea of being able to make mistakes over and over without external consequence really appeals to me for some reason. Perhaps the gamer in me.

Anyway, I read prior to watching this movie that it was like Groundhog Day, but was about an alien invasion. Sounded promising!

The movie starts with a montage explaining what's happened and then... slows down. Doesn't start with explosions. You don't see the aliens for a good 30 minutes or so... It takes its time. Which I really, really dug. Too many movies start Michael Bay'ing the sh!t out of everything and bore me.

ANYWAY, the explanation of how TC gets stuck in the this loop is sort of flimsy, or not... I mean I don't know, it's Sci-Fi. It's hypothetically possible I suppose. Anyway that's irrelevant. Because the main thing I want to talk about is...

The progression of Tom Cruises character. I thought this was the strongest part of the movie. He's trying to solve this problem; how, as one man, can he stop this alien invasion? And as he learns new information, his approach completely changes. It's not like Bill Murray, who only has 18 or so hours before he wakes up again. TC seems to be able to go on as long as he likes, days, weeks, months, until he dies and then boom.
Emily Blunt's character was awesome too. She plays someone who has been through what Tom Cruise is going through earlier in the war and lost it.

Anywho, the movie looks beautiful. The cast are all excellent. The script is snappy and portrays emotion and comedy in excellent measures. The story never seemed boring or repetitive despite the nature of a movie like this. It was fun, exciting and a lot of it surprised me... the movie doesn't go in the directions you'd think it would.

There was a lot of confusion about the ending I didn't get; I was stoned as hell and I followed it perfectly.

8.5/10 and my second favourite movie of 2013 (after Her)
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9/20/2014 8:17:03 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/20/2014 5:36:09 AM, tvellalott wrote:
Haven't done this in a while... so long in fact, that most people won't even know who I am. Nevertheless, I watched this movie last night and it's stuck in my head so I want to talk about it.

First of all, I grew up watching Groundhog Day whenever it was on TV, which was often. I loved (love?) that movie. The whole idea of being able to make mistakes over and over without external consequence really appeals to me for some reason. Perhaps the gamer in me.

Anyway, I read prior to watching this movie that it was like Groundhog Day, but was about an alien invasion. Sounded promising!

The movie starts with a montage explaining what's happened and then... slows down. Doesn't start with explosions. You don't see the aliens for a good 30 minutes or so... It takes its time. Which I really, really dug. Too many movies start Michael Bay'ing the sh!t out of everything and bore me.

ANYWAY, the explanation of how TC gets stuck in the this loop is sort of flimsy, or not... I mean I don't know, it's Sci-Fi. It's hypothetically possible I suppose. Anyway that's irrelevant. Because the main thing I want to talk about is...

The progression of Tom Cruises character. I thought this was the strongest part of the movie. He's trying to solve this problem; how, as one man, can he stop this alien invasion? And as he learns new information, his approach completely changes. It's not like Bill Murray, who only has 18 or so hours before he wakes up again. TC seems to be able to go on as long as he likes, days, weeks, months, until he dies and then boom.
Emily Blunt's character was awesome too. She plays someone who has been through what Tom Cruise is going through earlier in the war and lost it.

Anywho, the movie looks beautiful. The cast are all excellent. The script is snappy and portrays emotion and comedy in excellent measures. The story never seemed boring or repetitive despite the nature of a movie like this. It was fun, exciting and a lot of it surprised me... the movie doesn't go in the directions you'd think it would.

There was a lot of confusion about the ending I didn't get; I was stoned as hell and I followed it perfectly.

8.5/10 and my second favourite movie of 2013 (after Her)

I've been wanting to see that movie. Thanks for the review!
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9/20/2014 8:47:11 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Good review, thanks! I've been obsessed with the concept of controlling time since I was a kid, so this movie is on my to-watch list. I'm also a fan of Groundhog's Day, so I like the reference lol

I, too, loved Her. I trust your taste!
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