Skip to comments.‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Reviews: Tom Cruise Kills It
Posted on 06/04/2014 4:42:39 PM PDT by Perdogg
Edge of Tomorrow isn't expected to be the box office smash its $178 million budget suggests Warner Bros. hoped it would be, but at least audiences can expect one of the best big-budget movies in theaters this summer.
Critics love Tom Cruise's latest action film, which blends science fiction elements with a premise borrowed from classic Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day. Like Murray, Cruise plays a man who is forced to Live. Die. Repeat for what must feel like an eternity, except instead of picking up women and causing trouble in a sleepy Pennsylvania town most famous for a rodent, Cruise must team up with a female war hero (Emily Blunt) to figure out how to stop an alien race from wiping out humanity.
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I don’t like Tom Cruise. When he’s on screen, the cameras make a point of making sure you only notice him and nothing else.
Already done - Rod Serling.
Never mind; color film and a big-name star are everything these days.
Sounds like dreck to me.
I’ve decided to boycott all his movies because, frankly, he’s nuts.
Kills it good kills it, or kills it bad kills it?
$178 million? How much of that went to a few actors?
That’s crazy. I probably won’t see it in my lifetime, although it doesn’t look all that bad in the trailer.
Tom Cruise plays Master Chief? Die, spawn, fight, die, spawn, repeat until win.
At least there is a modicum of originality here, namely the aliens do the same type of thing.
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Are you going to see this? I’ve kinda soured on Tom Cruise. He’s just weird.
I am looking forward to “Jersey Boys”. I love Frankie Valli (seem him twice) and the Four Seasons. Clint directed.
Does anyone else feel like I do that special effects killed movies? Special effects just suck the life out of a great plot or story line.
You answered my question. I thought it sounded like a soap opera title.
I’ll oppose the majority here and say that I think this movie is going to be awesome. Yeah, it’s Ground Hog Day and a bunch of other movies combined, but who doesn’t like some good action? I plan on seeing it when it comes out over here, which will be Friday.
I always thought women liked tall dark and handsome. He’s only 1 for 3 (a tiny little man).
Well that would be the directors.......... direction wouldn’t it? Too many overblown egos all over the movie spectrum. It takes something really special for me to not only spend my very tight dollars, but to tolerate the rude buffoons that seem to think the theatre is their damn living room.
Where women are concerned, "rich" trumps all three.
Plus four, five, six, and seven.
My daughter and I saw the trailer when we went to see Spider Man and she’s excited to see the movie. I’m not a fan of violence but it looked like there was some humor and romance, too. We very, very rarely go to movies and don’t have cable tv, but my daughter loves the Marvel stuff and I’ve come to appreciate Stan Lee for his wisdom on life, love and the world.
I’ve seen the Jersey Boys show live, three times. I didn’t realize that they were making a movie version. Woo! Something to look forward to seeing. :-)
So is his job trying to figure out how to stop the aliens who are doing the re-spawning thing?
Tom Cruise can be just fine in the right role - his last sci-fi film “Oblivion” was pretty good, I thought. Just my 2 cents.
How was the show? I take since you’ve seen it three times, you must like it.
Yes, Clint was announced as the director last year. Should be good!
It’s nothing new. I heard a discussion on the James Bond franchise years ago. There’s an inverse relationship between the quality of the script/plot/story, and the amount of special effects.
He’s nuts and so is his cult religion.
“...Are you going to see this?...”
Not in theater. I won’t pay the exorbitant $$$$ theater prices.
I’ll wait till it’s on cable. No biggie.
I saw the previews of this yesterday when I saw the new X Men movie, which by the way is very good, and I thought it looked very interesting and will definitely go see it this weekend.
It looks like it could be good. “Oblivion” was pretty good, too, if not a little predictable. I don’t mind Tom Cruise when he’s on the screen, but I wouldn’t leave him alone with my kids.
I guess you trade one for the other. I keep thinking of The Caine Mutiny, the scene where The Caine was in the storm looked like it was filmed in a bathtub, but what a great story. I’ll side with a great story or plot. If you consider the movie Jaws as having special effects (it was 1975), I’d say that was the right balance, it had both.
Me either. I will see “Jersey Boys” though.
I saw Jersey Boys in Vegas.
Highly recommend it!
My wife wanted to see it, I figured I woudn’t like it but went anyway. Best time I ever had. I was tapping my toes along with everybody else. If it’s still playing in Vegas when we go back there, we are going to see it again.
Excellent! Good to hear.
I’ve seen Frankie Valli twice, he’s good, especially considering he’s pushing 80.
From what I’ve seen of these modern fx-oriented action films, they no longer even seem to be movies at all anymore. More like hyperkinetic, animated video-games. Indeed, when I observe them, I can’t even mentally process them like real “movies.” They just seem like a cartoonish barrage, best left ignored.
Cruise shouldn’t even be left alone with his OWN kids, considering the cult he is in.
There just isn’t anything worse than a Tom Cruise Sci Fi Film. The last invasion film he did turned my face red.
Cruise dies dozens of times over and over, often in comical ways. Does this sound like a great movie, or what? Dying again and again, Cruise has rarely been so likable,
Okay, I’m sold.
Met mom a few times ....
Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in this instance, IMHO.
The distinction is pretty clear if you look at say, the first Star Wars trilogy versus the second one. Even though the effects are cruder in the original, the second is less satisfying because it all looks so fake.
I don’t think we’ll see much in the way of old school effects for big productions, because CGI is probably a lot cheaper than models and makeup at this point. I just hope the CGI quality improves, and the moviemakers start learning to use it more tastefully.
SE’s are for movies that have little to no stories and zero interesting characters.
LOL! Thought the same thing!
I agree he’s a nut but he makes a great movie. You almost always get your money’s worth.
Looks like a good action movie, even if it does star Tom Cruise.
I agree... Oblivion was a special film and Cruise did not ruin it... same go3s for War of the Worlds.
That’s a really good and apt comparison.
I’ve never known how much to blame my own subjective biases, but when I see these films with all their overdone CGI, my eyes just glaze over, and I lose all interest in the proceedings. Yet, I’ll see some rinky-tink, old-time film with plastic-models and back-projection, or some actor wearing a rubber alien mask, and... somehow, despite an obvious fakiness, there’s still something about it that will draw me in.
Is Tom Cruz in it?
No thanks, then.