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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
« on: 11 December, 2013, 08:32:00 pm »

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Re: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
« Reply #1 on: 11 December, 2013, 08:38:53 pm »
SOLD! Well sort of. *Semi Cthulian horrors plus Mecha Suits means sale. I expect the plot line to be ropey but this is the closest I'll get to a Warhammer Imperial Army Movie.
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Re: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
« Reply #2 on: 11 December, 2013, 08:42:32 pm »
I've read the book it's based on All You Need Is Kill and the suits, or Jackets as they are called, look about what I pictured them to be.


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Re: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
« Reply #3 on: 11 December, 2013, 09:01:36 pm »
Groundhog Day meets Starship troopers. Read it's a 'light Novel' for young adults.

Very unusual to take such a financial risk with such an unfamiliar source material. Never heard or read anything about 'All you need is Kill'  till now but if a big Hollywood star gives the nod then the money smile and green light it.

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Re: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
« Reply #4 on: 12 December, 2013, 09:10:30 pm »
Read the novel (didn't know it was aimed at young adults) but if Tom Cruise is in it will they keep the downbeat feel?  :-*

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Re: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
« Reply #5 on: 12 December, 2013, 09:17:34 pm »

Emily Blunt looks to be the best thing about this. She out-perfoms Cruise even in the trailer.


The xeroxed Battle: L.A. trailer music doesn't do it any favours.
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Re: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
« Reply #6 on: 14 December, 2013, 03:50:54 pm »
Is cruise a closet Sci-Fi fan?
He has made some movies of the nature we on this board would also choose.

Just wondered was it pure $$$ or an actual level of fantasy roles he liked the idea when he was young

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Re: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
« Reply #7 on: 14 December, 2013, 04:07:18 pm »
Is cruise a closet Sci-Fi fan?

He is a member of that sci-fi writer's official fan club
You may quote me on that.

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Re: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
« Reply #8 on: 25 March, 2014, 05:19:13 pm »
Now that looks awesome!

2nd Trailer; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUmSVcttXnI

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Re: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
« Reply #9 on: 23 May, 2014, 03:23:23 pm »
Now it get good review from Empire so something good to watch then?

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Re: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
« Reply #10 on: 23 May, 2014, 04:24:08 pm »
Certainly has my interest.  Blunt is terrific in those trailers, and the setting and premise seem like fun. 

However, is Cruise ever going to age?  He's almost 52 now.  52.  That's 9 years older than me and he looks about 10 years younger.  I reckon I could pass for his Da.

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Re: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
« Reply #11 on: 23 May, 2014, 04:33:02 pm »
It seems to be getting surprisingly strong reviews across the board, though one review noted that Cruise is clearly far too old for the role of 'raw recruit'.

I read the book back when it was first optioned, and it was pretty entertaining, sort of like a prose version of a mecha anime. I liked how the unknowable enemy force was explained (IIRC it is revealed late on that they were a swarm of nano-organisms created by mankind to terraform planets that went awry and returned to Earth many years later in mutated form - can't remember how the time-loop aspect was explained though, something about tachyon particles and them phasing in and out of parallel dimensions or something) but I expect they will have a different origin and explanation in the movie.

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Re: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
« Reply #12 on: 23 May, 2014, 04:46:26 pm »
One thing I didn't realise till the review, of the casting of Bill Paxton as sarge in the film! Very exciting! :)

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Re: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
« Reply #13 on: 23 May, 2014, 04:59:33 pm »
Ha!  I wonder if he'll be doing a reprisal of his famous whimpering Hudson from Aliens (my favourite character in that film)! 

"Why don't you put Cruise in charge?"   :D

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Re: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
« Reply #14 on: 06 June, 2014, 03:38:00 pm »
I watched this the other day and it was surprisingly intelligent for a mainstream, blockbuster movie.
Solid performances throughout and Cruise, in particular, gives a gutsy, fully committed performance and is the energy that drives the film.
An engaging storyline, that wouldn't seem out of place in 2000AD and while the video game inspired plot comparison has been well documented, it is done in a nicely dark and dryly humorous fashion.
Recommended.