Released: June 6, 2014
“An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.”
3 movies in 5 days. This honestly has to be close to a record for me. Typically I am doing good if I make it to one movie a month.
Today was my hubby’s birthday and going to the movies was on his list for the day. We previewed several of the movies that are currently out and Edge of Tomorrow wasn’t even on my list but since it was his birthday he got to pick and I went along.
I’m typically not a huge fan of violent action movies. I usually spend most of the battle scenes either rolling my eyes thinking how completely unrealistic they are or if they are too graphic with my eyes closed waiting for the fighting to stop. (Usually my husband goes with a friend who appreciates movies like this better than I do).
Unbelievably I think I only closed my eyes twice during Edge of Tomorrow and didn’t roll them at all. That’s a good sign.
Admittedly my expectations for this movie were low. That was probably a good thing because I ended up pleasantly surprised and quite enjoyed it. Ok I admit it – I have liked Tom Cruise since he starred in Top Gun when I was in high school. (Did you hear they are making Top Gun 2 and he has once again been cast as Maverick?) So when I learned he was in the movie that did make me a little more excited about seeing it.
Emily Blunt was a familiar face but the only thing I can remember seeing her in is The Young Victoria. It thought she did a great job in her role of Rita.
There was quite a bit of humor mixed into the action and violence. Of course the day repeating over and over again reminded me a little of the movie Groundhogs Day.
Content: Violence, lots of it but most of it is fighting the Mimics. Some moderate language throughout. I had read there was a cut off F word that was fairly obvious but I didn’t catch it, maybe it was when my eyes were closed? There is only one quick kiss and a man’s bare bum (not in the same scene). Fairly typical content for a PG-13 action flick.
My recommendation – If you like action movies then see it. If you love Tom Cruise see it. I wouldn’t object if my 16 year old asked to see it.