Another fantastic futuristic movie starring the guy you wouldn’t knock back a lamb roast for. The ever-young and super fit Tom Cruise headlines Doug Liman’s (The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Jumper) depiction of the graphic novel, ‘All You Need Is Kill’ by Japanese sci-fi writer Hiroshi Sakurazaka.
Cruise plays Major William Cage, an army officer who has never seen a day of combat, along side the beautiful and ruthless Special Forces warrior, Rita Vrataski played by Emily Blunt. Cage is thrown into a bloody ‘Ground Hog Day’ of war, fighting against a far more superior race of aliens invading earth. Each time he dies, he awakes to be greeted by a Master Sergeant showing him the ropes in his first day of boot camp, again and again. Like playing any decent video game, each time loop teaches him something new and with the memory of his previous attempt, steps closer and closer to the endgame.
An amazing movie jam packed with large scale special effects that captured my attention from start to finish. I love a good sci-fi movie with a decent storyline that keeps you wondering. Edge of Tomorrow did not disappoint.
The Movie Lad rates this: a bucket of popcorn and a super size coke followed by an almond magnum.