Sunday, 8 June 2014

Edge of Tomorrow

Live Die Repeat

Went to see Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt earlier in the week.

Without giving too much away, the movie is set in the near future with a recent alien invasion via an asteroid hit in central Europe, and a viral spread of the 'Mimics' who appear to be unbeatable until a battle at Verdun where the new Exoskelatal battle suit was deployed.

The movie starts with the introduction of Tom Cruise and and sets the scene for the intro battle where the Allied world troops are set to invade Europe from south of England and Mr Cruise is thrown into the deep end and the main plot thread is introduced where he gets to live a pretty violent 'Groundhog Day'.

There are several things in the movie which are not explained or don't hang together logically, but as it says in the movie itself; Why are the Aliens here, what do they want? Doesn't matter, we need to kill them anyway. Which I think is fair enough, it's a movie and it works in it's own universal setting.

The movie is pretty much action all the way through and although there is a minor sub-plot, but this really doesn't get in the way of the big guns and gribbly aliens at all.

Very apt for the anniversary of the D-Day landings the attack on France is very much a re-take of the Landings and looks the part and is pretty well done. There are several very obvious nods to past real history plus some pastiche scenes to previous movie genre greats.

The hardware is all very eye catching and believable, and I believe that Mr Plumridge of Old Crow Models was involved in the making of the movie, hence his suspension of the website et al for the last year or so as he has been working on the movie.

There are a small number of well ken't faces like Bill Paxton make appearances in cameo roles but the movie is driven by Tom Cruises' character all the way.

Thoroughly enjoyed the movie, as did my daughter who was quite surprised how engaged she got with the whole thing (given that she thought we were going to see X-Men, Days of Future Past), so a thumbs up all round.

Another 8 out of 10 movie score from the Warblog. Worth seeing if only for the Landings scenes and the hardware.


  1. Thanks for the review. This one has been pretty high marks from the local critics. I'm a little behind in my recent movie watching but I'll have to add this to the list.

  2. Sounds like a winner to me, thank you for the review.

  3. Looking forward to seeing this next week!

  4. I concur! Saw the movie yesterday and enjoyed it thoroughly.


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