Category: Dramatic Presentation: Long Form
You can’t flop very hard with big guns, space monsters and a repetitive time travel storyline à la Groundhog Day. You can even put up with Tom Cruise’s acting.
Edge of Tomorrow, adapted from Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel All You Need Is Kill, may not stand a change in the Hugo race, because Interstellar was made the same year — and that’s arguably one of the best (if not the best) SFF movies of all time. Still, it’s an enjoyable science fiction film with good storytelling and interesting characters.
There are some silly things in the plot if you really want to push it. The dead aliens’ ability to reset the day and the fact that it can be temporarily transferred to a human who is in touch with the fluids of a dead alien (until one has a blood transfusion) is quite far-fetched. The romance plotline was as heavy-handed and clichéd as you would expect from a Hollywood movie. But so what? There’s time travel, big guns and space monsters.
I watched this back to back with the boring-as-hell Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and it’s quite obvious that director Doug Liman found considerably better use for the 170 million dollars that both films cost.