Monday, June 2, 2014

Edge of Tomorrow: The Only Rule Trailer

Edge of Tomorrow - Emily Blunt | A Constantly Racing Mind

I understand now, you suffer, you agonize... and then you die. That's all there is to it.
This Friday, June 6, 2014,  Warner Bros. is releasing  " Edge of Tomorrow."  The film stars Tom Cruise as William Cage ("Oblivion," "MInority Report"), and Emily Blunt ("The Adjustment Bureau," "Looper") as Rita Vrataski, two people who find themselves not only in the middle of a war, but also have some sort of power to reset their lives after their deaths. Instant Karma, each time correcting battle mistakes and living longer. Or, as in a First Person Shooter video game, after you did a horrible and violent death, you get to respawn.

Is this a product of technology, or is it something that unique to these two individuals?  Or is there some mind bending virtual reality at play, as Jake Gyllenhaal discovers in "Source Code," ?  Watching the trailer above, I notice near the awesome battle training workout, that Rita (Blunt) offers to "reset" Cruise's character Cage by killing him.  Is this an aspect of Nolan brothers "Inception?"

The synopsis goes something like this.
"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 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 (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy."

Director Doug Liman ("The Bourne Identity," Mr. & Mrs. Smith," "Jumper")  turns Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s light novel "All You Need is Kill," into a major motion picture.  The question is, will Tom Cruise capture the spirit of the novel's main character Keiji Kiriya, or will he play the cocky asshole from his earlier movies whose character moves to something more reasonable and affable. Emily Blunt is usually excellent in her films, and in the last two Sci-Fi films did a damn good job at that. However, in "Edge of Tomorrow" she will need to don an exo-skeleton that looks much heavier than Matt Damon wore in "Elysium."  

Warner Bros. is releasing "The Edge of Tomorrow" on the 70th anniversary of the Normandy invasion to theaters in the U.S. on June 6, 2014. 


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, Hiroshi Sakurazaka
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 113 minutes
Release Date:  6/6/2014

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