Sunday, June 15, 2014

Jason versus Edge of Tomorrow

Fellow Basementites Matt Bellamy and Lachlan Labere already sounded off on the latest Tom Cruise sci-fi epic Edge of Tomorrow. They've talked at length about the Groundhog Day aspects of the movie and the love/hate thingy audiences have for Cruise.

I'm gonna hit this movie from the only angle I know -- the gut.

An officer finds himself caught in a time loop during a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces some brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer and closer to defeating the enemy.

This movie is the shit! It's fast paced and entertaining, with awesome action and breathtaking special effects. It's as crowd pleasing a flick as we're likely to see this summer, which means it's a shame people aren't turning out in droves.

Their loss. I say "baaaa" to the sheeple.

Cage is the kind of role Cruise was born to play, and he plays it well. There's some Ethan Hunt in there, plus whatever the name is of the character he played in Top Gun. Not important. The man is doing his thing. And yes, he runs. Quite a bit, actually.

Emily Blunt, how sweet you are. Hot, but tough. Actually, no one plays a bad-ass chick with a soft spot as well as Blunt. She's like an early model Sigourney Weaver in Edge. I'd of dug a whole movie about her character. Easily.

This is Doug Liman's best flick since The Bourne Identity, and it's easily one of the better movies of the summer and year. I liked Godzilla more, but this is still damn Good.

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