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Edge of Tomorrow

Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow

Tom Cruise returns to the screen in Edge of Tomorrow, the latest epic action thriller which is a cross between Groundhog Day and Aliens.

Set in the near future, the Earth has been invaded by aliens and Major Cage (Cruise) joins forces with Special Forces Vrataski (Emily Blunt) in a bid to eliminate these creatures.

Major Cage acquires the ability to time-loop, which is the resetting of his day every time he dies. This grants him endless attempts at defeating the enemy.

The concept of the constant rewinding of the story was potentially laborious, but was surprisingly well-executed with clever editing and humorous elements within the script.

Edge Of Tomorrow is fanciful and far-fetched, in which the fundamental theories of physics and time travel have been re-written, but is indisputably an engaging and entertaining film. (MM)

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