Excerpt: Purtroppo la regia al grado zero di Doug Liman e alcune forzature divistiche in fase di sceneggiatura lo hanno ridimensionato ad un onesto intrattenimento popolare, che strizza l’occhio alle scatole cinesi di Nolan ed all’estetica del videogame.
Excerpt: Estruendoso vehículo anual de lucimiento de Tom Cruise que propone un buen aspecto visual, claro, pero que se asienta sobre uno de los argumentos más endebles de los últimos años. Casi doscientos millones de presupuesto, sí señor.
Excerpt: Doug Liman’s half-inventive Full Metal Alien Groundhog Day war film is buoyed at first by Tom Cruise’s rascally twinkle before falling back on shopworn battle-bot effects and videogame plotting.
Excerpt: “Edge of Tomorrow” is hard science fiction with high concepts and some pretty smart writing. Considering this is aiming for the audience that had trouble wrapping their brains around the dream-within-a-dream-within-a-dream premise of “Inception,” “Edge of Tomorrow” does a fine job distilling its own premise to a “Groundhog Day” version of military sci-fi.
Excerpt: The film’s premise has been compared often to Groundhog Day, another film which found bleakly funny laughs in killing a major star while telling a story of self-improvement, albeit one with fewer giant mechanical squid beasts, but it feels more like a video game. Specifically, the idea of repeating the same day, trying to achieve a goal by accruing knowledge and experience, recalls the time travelling chicanery of Majora’s Mask (while the idea of dying over and over, each time hoping to gain just a little more ground, will probably trigger flashbacks in Dark Souls fans).
Excerpt: ¡Qué película tan entretenida! Además de lo buenísima que es visualmente, con unas escenas de acción muy espectaculares y originales, la historia no hace más que mantenerte interesado y subirte la tensión, desvelándote información poco a poco, y dándote giros constantemente.
Excerpt: There is a Paul Verhoeven-esque quality to the movie’s opening, with future news clips being used to provide fast exposition, much in the vein of “Robocop” or “Starship Troopers.” Missing is the occasionally plastic Verhoeven gloss, in favor of a pitted, grease-stained metallic surface, like a war surplus Jeep.
Excerpt: With a touch of slick humor, Doug Liman’s energetic direction, and a hint of the bizarre, this is easily Cruise’s best crack at the genre, despite a third act fail that threatens to kibosh the whole thing.
Excerpt: Cheers to a summer-released action extravaganza that isn’t a sequel or a reboot, but it might as well be once the promising first half ends, tedium sets in and no emotional attachment ever develops.
Excerpt: The future in the hands of an opportunistic coward may not seem like a concept that should work, but Edge of Tomorrow works through typically contrived narrative elements to arrive at a film that may fit incredibly well in the richly diverse history of science fiction on the big screen.
Excerpt: Tom Cruise is on fine form in the high concept sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow, playing a military spin doctor in a war torn near-future, who is caught in a time loop, re-living the same day of mass carnage over and over until the invading alien horde can be defeated.
Excerpt: Liman seems to have a natural instinct for how long to let scenes roll, where to let the tension build and where to release it. He and editor James Herbert (Sherlock Holmes) move nimbly through the material, knowing which thrills to separate and leave on their own and then when to chop them together, adding to the adrenaline by unleashing the shredder on a particular set of sorties.
Excerpt: Driven by Tom Cruise’s star power matched with Emily Blunt’s likability, directed with gusto by Doug Liman and containing enough boom-pow excitement to satiate the masses, Edge of Tomorrow is the blueprint of what a Summer blockbuster should be.