Last week, I attended an advanced screening for Tom Cruise’s new action sci-fi movie Edge of Tomorrow and I really enjoyed it. So imagine my surprise when I found out the movie fizzled at the box office over the weekend, coming in a distant third.
The movie, which stars Cruise and Emily Blunt, is about Earth’s fight against aliens that are trying taking over the planet, and Cruise’s ability to replay the same day over and over again, much like in Groundhog Day. The difference? He learns from each previous instance, going from a rookie soldier to an unstoppable force. There’s also similarities to Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal, another favorite of mine.
As a huge Tom Cruise fan, I was definitely excited to see Edge of Tomorrow, and it didn’t disappoint one bit. I thought Cruise and Blunt had great on-screen chemistry, and the movie really kept my attention (which is saying something since I sometimes have ADD and have trouble sitting still while watching movies).
So I say ignore everyone else’s opinions and go see the movie. But save your money and skip the 3D, as the special effects aren’t worth the extra money!