Can Tom Cruise Top The 2014 Sci-Fi Lineup in ‘Edge of Tomorrow’?

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The epic action of Edge of Tomorrow unfolds in a near future in which 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 Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

The trailer reminds me of Tom’s recent film Oblivion which was not a big blockbuster. I personally found Oblivion to be rather good and original. Edge Of Tomorrow’s theme of a time loop isn’t a new concept and has been done before but this is the first in recent memory that ties in aliens to the mix. Tell us what you think, will you go and see it or is it a rental?

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Robert Prentice