Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Edge of Tomorrow: D-Day Approacheth

Edge of Tomorrow - Live Die Repeat | A Constantly Racing Mind

On the 70th anniversary, of the great invasion of World War II, Warner Bros. is releasing  director Doug Limon's "The Edge of Tomorrow."



More violent than "Groundhog day," more Sci-Fi technology than "Source Code,"  "The Edge of Tomorrow" will probably appeal to the "First Person Shooter" and the readers of Anime or Manga. Just remember "Live, Die, Repeat."
  
The synopsis goes something like this.
Edge of Tomorrow - poster | A Constantly Racing Mind"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 (Tom 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 repeatedly, 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 (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy."
As much as I am looking forward to seeing Tom and Emily in action together, my fear is that the story and the characters will fade into the background of special effects.  "The Edge of Tomorrow" is a great opportunity, to delve into the philosophy of reincarnation.  

From Battlestar Galactica:
"All this has happened before, and all this will happen again."
Warner Bros. is releasing "The Edge of Tomorrow" to theaters in the U.S. on June 6 (D-Day), 2014. 

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Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Year:  2014
Staring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jeremy Piven, Brendan Gleeson
Director: Doug Liman 
Producer(s): Jason Hoffs, Gregory Jacobs, Tom Lassally, Jeffrey Silver
Writer: Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 113 minutes
Release Date:  6/6/2014