Edge of Tomorrow, with Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton & Brendan Gleeson. Though I’ve been pining about over-used stories & themes, I’ve noticed several upcoming films have potential. This movie was to be a unique script; even though Cruise is known for repetition & successful formulas. It turned out to be a bit too unique, yet too much like a few others in the past. Living the same day over & over, working through the confusion & winning in the end.
Cruise is definitely on the edge of losing his mojo. It’s an age thing. Burning out, doing the same thing over & over until it turns into a joke. However; he’s definitely a trooper & keeps it together. A good actor, perhaps a little to anal retentive in dispensing just the right amount of periodic gumption & dry humor.
The VFX are tremendous, if a little bit too much of a kaleidoscope. Blinking helps – & breathing, just to keep up. Also, let it be known; there’s a particular amount of calculation & thought the viewer has to maintain, in order to keep things straight.
Blunt & Paxton are each swell talents, contained in bubbles, which revolve around Cruise; of course. Blunt’s character elegant & tough. Paxton’s, always on the edge of breaking into laughter & yet maintaining that science fiction, daredevil icon, damn the torpedoes aura we, science fiction aficionados, love so well.
I recommend the movie. It is confusing & a carnival ride, to say the least. Perhaps it’s Mr. Cruise’ last big hurrah. We’ll see.
There were a couple of points in the film that I will have to get clarification about, in the future. If I want to think about this all again. I don’t usually miss a cue & hate to wag an unjustified finger.
The post Film Review: Edge of Tomorrow (Cruise & Blunt) Fighting aliens same day at a time appeared first on Anger Cannot Be Dishonest.