“Live. Die. Repeat.”It’s a simple concept, one that drives Edge of Tomorrow forward from start to finish. Back when the Doug Liman-directed action film was first announced, it was called All You Need Is Kill (the name of the Japanese novel that Edge takes its cues from) and the premise was described by some in the know as Aliens meets Groundhog Day. The title eventually changed, but the premise remains: Like that Bill Murray comedy classic, Edge of Tomorrow focuses on one horrific 24-hour cycle in a man’s life, as told and retold on a seemingly endless and fatal loop.Edge begins years before that fateful day. Archive news footage informs the audience of a massive alien invasion that swept across and demolished most of Western Europe well before the main action of the film. Following the invasion, countries across the globe cast aside their petty differences to unite together against these screeching, multi-limbed aliens, called “Mimics” due to their ability to adapt to the efforts of their human enemies.Edge has fun with its ability to kill Cruise’s Cage over and over again, mostly consequence-free.In this near-future apocalypse (a world that still includes current political icons like Hillary Clinton, seen briefly in… Read full this story
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