Edge Of Tomorrow

May 22, 2014 8:29 PM

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The Tom Cruise affinity with sci-fi action films shows no sign of abating and he is in playfully good form in Doug Liman’s engagingly freewheeling futuristic romp that is essentially a coming together of Groundhog Day and Aliens. It is big, bold and breezy entertainment that moves at a cracking pace, offers plenty of fun to balance the sci-fi excesses, and while it finds itself up against hefty competition in the forms of Godzilla and X-Men at the box office it will likely carve out a typically hefty international share.

Smartly re-titling the source novel (All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka) Edge Of Tomorrow, the structure – a la Groundhog Day – offers plenty of material for re-examination of a specific point in time, but setting it against a futuristic alien invasion backdrop means there are plenty of opti...

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