Edge of Tomorrow: Final Preview

Posted by The Daily Zombies Friday, June 6, 2014

At the edge of today, sci-fi fans all over the planet would have watched the action-packed sci-fi film formerly known as All You Need Is Kill. The Daily Zombies takes a final look at Edge of Tomorrow directed by Doug Liman and featuring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. 

While the subject of Tom Cruise's acting aptitudes and range is likely debatable depending whom you are talking to, Cruise is however without a shadow of a doubt the most recognizable faces of his generation. But when it comes to Crusie's favorite movie genres, we here at The Daily Zombies actually thought we have a pretty good idea what that would be. Sci-fi. Yes, those in disagreement would say that Cruise starred in even more espionage action-thrillers with his Mission Impossible series, as well as the occasionally odd ones such as Jack Reacher and Knight and Day. But when you take a good look at Cruise's recent filmography, you have to agree with us. 

2002's Minority Report and 2005's War of the Worlds with Steven Spielberg, and last year's Oblivion with Joseph Kosinski. Okay, that's three films and most people might wonder if we made that sci-fi connection simply because Cruise is a full-fledged supporter of Scientology, a religion that is based on science fiction. But we can certain appreciate Cruise's passion for the genre.

Back to the subject on hand, detractors of Cruise might delight in the fact that in Edge of Tomorrow, Cruise will die many, many times, to a total amount that is numerous times more than he had ever die in his entire filmography (but then again, I can't remember ever seeing Cruise having a death scene before) but the obvious kicker here is every time he dies, he will wake up once again on the same day with the memory of what took place leading to his demise. 

So there we have it: Based on the Japanese science fiction and fantasy light 2004 novel, "All You Need Is Kill", by author Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Edge of Tomorrow is best described as "Starship Troopers meets Groundhog Day" and add a little of Duncan Jones' Source Code in for that element of endless death/resurrection. We have asked earlier on if this could be an intriguing fusion of high concepts or a hideous hybrid of ideas, but after what we have seen thus far from the promotional campaign, we are rather hopeful over this one. 

To some, bug-crushing space action the likes of Starship Troopers might be enough of a reason to head to the cinema, but with this interesting mix into the tried-and-true war against the space invader trope might just be the wave to win the tide over mediocrity. 

We consolidate a series of intriguing promotional items that might prove to be enticing no matter if you are a sci-fi fan or not.

First up, here's the IMAX trailer.

The main trailer running around at most theaters.

The first trailer that did the good job of introducing to us a very necessary femme fatale in Emily Blunt.


A well-edited TV spot.

The official posters from the film. 

Official images for the film.

Here's the official synopsis for the film:

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.

Lt. Col. Bill 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.

Edge of Tomorrow is currently available in 3D and IMAX at fine theaters everywhere. 


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