I have a deep love for movies. I like a wide variety of genres, actors/ actresses, and directors. I’ve seen a lot of movies for the pure enjoyment of watching them. I’ve been moved to tears by some, laughed so hard the entire movie theater looked at me, and felt changed by others. I really wanted to bring two things that I love doing together, blogging and watching movies. I could probably start an entire blog and write about movies only. But I like other things too! I’ll review ones I’ve seen recently and ones I’ve loved for year. Hopefully this way if you’re trying to decide on a movie for movie night, I can help. I’ll call it Reel Review!
On My Man J’s birthday we watched a movie I got for Christmas, Edge of Tomorrow. The lead roles are played by Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. IMDB’s brief summery of it is ” A military officer is brought into an alien war against an extraterrestrial enemy who can reset the day and know the future. When this officer is enabled with the same power, he teams up with a Special Forces warrior to try and end the war.” It came out in June of 2014. I really like Emily Blunt. She’s quirky in real life and I completely forget about it when I see her act, she’s so captivating. I neither dislike or love Tom Cruise, I’ve been left wanting after some of his movies and completely enthralled by others. That being said when I saw the trailer for Edge of Tomorrow I was really drawn to it.
When we started watching it I was busy trying to pick up on the details of what’s happening in the world and before long they’re on a beach with the enemy, and life gets intense! Throughout the whole movie we understand that Cage (Tom Cruise’s character) is reliving, essentially, the same day. But unlike Groundhog day we find out why he’s reliving the same day and he’s partners with Rita (Emily Blunt’s character) to end the war they’ve been fighting for so long.
- High action with some really mind blowing situations
- Intriguing story line with twists and turns
- The story was easy to follow and I never felt like the character’s made silly decisions (like walking into an abandoned building when all signs point to it being a bad idea)
- The acting was on par
- There was comic relief
- I felt like it was SLIGHTLY predictable. As with other “relive the day” movies I knew at some point in the movie I was going to see him relive the same day fully. However, it didn’t end with that. That was a nice twist.
- The ending was confusing and My Man J and I actually had to look up an explanation of why it ended the way it did. Once we read it we could see how if we’d really analyzed it more we would’ve come to that conclusion, especially considering earlier in the movie there was some alluding to the conclusion.
All in all I’m glad we own it! I think I could watch it again and understand/ pick up more bits of the story. It has “replay” value which is always important. I don’t like the movies that you get every single bit of it from watching it once. I think if you’re looking for a good action movie with hints of real human struggle and comedy in it, this would be a good choice for sure!
My rating (scale of 1-10): 8.0
I hope you enjoyed this Edge of Tomorrow Reel Review. Would love to hear your own thoughts on the film!