Tom Cruise simply can’t get enough of science fiction action pictures. If Oblivion was kind-of sort-of a bigger budget Moon, then Edge of Tomorrow is a bigger budget Source Code. Mr. Cruise, must be a fan of the cinema of Duncan Jones ? I have little doubt that Edge of Tomorrow will be a perfectly fine piece of entertainment when it arrives in the cinemas in the summer of 2014, but here in 2013, it already feels rather like we have been through this a few times already. Even the music in this glossy trailer feels like it is taking a page out of the marketing for Battle: Los Angeles. But hey, Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton is pretty swell in the supporting cast department.
Based on the novel, “All You Need is Kill” Hiroshi Sakurazaka and directed by Doug Liman (Go, The Bourne Identity) Cruise plays a soldier fighting in a war with aliens finds only to find himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle. While I’m a big fan of writer Christopher McQuarrie, seeing Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman contributing to the screenplay might contradict my ‘perfectly fine piece of entertainment’ theory in the preceding paragraph, as everything they touch turns to over-plotted under-developed diarrhea.