“E” is for Edge of Tomorrow

source: en.wikipedia.org
source: en.wikipedia.org

Watched: March 24, 2015 on DVD (rented from the library)

Hashtag: #WatchingEdgeofTomorrow

Year Released: 2014

Genre: Action

Starring: Emily Blunt, Tom Cruise

Run Time: 121 minutes

Description (from IMDb): 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.

 

 

source: tumblr.com
source: tumblr.com

Oh. My. Goodness.  I loved this movie.  It was so badass – Emily Blunt was so BAD ASS.  Tom Cruise did what he does best, inhabited a smarmy douche who needed to go through a lot of growth to become the hero of the movie. I’d heard/read great reviews of this movie, so I was excited, but then the previews came on and I got anxious.  They were all for really cheesy-seeming action movies and I worried that meant Edge of Tomorrow was going to be cheesy, too.  But no, it was amazing.  The story line, other than the Groundhog Day-ness of it, was so original.  The acting was phenomenal, the visual effects were great.

After watching, I went to IMDb (of course) and found out the movie was based on manga and novel ‘All you need is kill’ by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. So, then I had to go and find out what a “manga” is.  According to Wikipedia, manga are comics created in Japan, or by Japanese creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century. Now I really want to read it! If anyone wants to get me a gift, it’s on my Amazon wishlist 😉

source: businessinsider.com
source: businessinsider.com

 

 

For more tweets from this Watching experience, check out my twitter feed @RLHammAuthor and look for #WatchingEdgeofTomorrow

2 thoughts on ““E” is for Edge of Tomorrow

  1. I looooooooved Emily Blunt in this movie. Gosh, she is just so awesome. But the repetitiveness of it got to me, and I had a hard time sticking it out. I was super tired when I watched it though, so maybe I should try again on more energy.

    1. I sorta liked the way they did the day repeating, but I always tend to like movies/books that show the same time either in different ways or from different POVs

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