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Movie Breakdown: Edge Of Tomorrow

June 5, 2014

Film

People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing lead us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on!

The Impression:

Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star in the sci-fi version of Groundhog Day.

The Reality:

As a big supporter of Tom Cruise, I love it when he puts out a film stellar enough to make even his biggest detractors have a good time watching it.  Edge of Tomorrow is one of these efforts.  Starring alongside the always great Emily Blunt, Cruise turns in one of his most likeable performances ever as a man who inadvertently gains a “reset the day” power from an alien race and then proceeds to try and save the world with it.  Yes, it’s a silly plot and Edge of Tomorrow is a thoroughly goofy title, but the movie is easily the most entertaining time that’s been in any theater at this point in 2014.  You’d be wise to get out there and see it immediately.

PS – Even if you doubt Edge of Tomorrow is good enough to make you rally through your strong dislike of Tom Cruise’s personal life, go see it anyway.  The guy dies somewhere around a million times (in a variety of humorous ways), so at least one part of the film is totally going to please you.

The Lesson:

In Tom Cruise I’ll always trust.

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