Edge of my seat at the Edge of Tomorrow

A movie made from a Manga? What?! I’d never heard of All You Need Is Kill but I can say that I am quite intrigued.

I saw the movie in IMAX-3D with a couple of friends and my girlfriend. If you’ve read my reviews before, you’ll know that I don’t care for 3D. This movie did not change that opinion, the 3D was really not worth it and with this particular movie, or maybe because it was IMAX at a not true IMAX theater, three of us got head aches.

That is the most negative thing that I have to say about the movie. I very much like when a Science Fiction or Fantasy movies that start at a point that is not the beginning of the setting. That is something that Pacific Rim did well. I enjoyed seeing all the posters of Emily Blunt’s character plastered on the side of buses.

Tom Cruise plays a quite smug military press specialist that gets “pressed” for service, and I won’t explain it any more than that.

There is actually an explanation for why he keeps jumping back in time like in Groundhog Day. I almost feel like it didn’t require an explanation, but I wouldn’t say it is a complaint.

The movie is filled with great action and just a tiny bit of emotional bonding going on between the two main characters and with the squad mates.

The ending of the movie is the thing that I would change most. It was a bad ending, no, I would just say that if I was the creative mind behind it, I would have taken the opportunity to do something that I felt would have been a little unexpected and different from the usual.

I know that this movie didn’t do fabulously in the theater, but I hope that it will do well after. I am so happy to see a movie that is not a remake or a sequel, and I hope that in the future, more people will start to support a movement for more movies that are original or based on original stories!

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Visit my Facebook Fan Page to connect: http://www.facebook.com/DavidHunterPhillips While not working as a GeoInt Analyst in the Washington DC metro area, D. Hunter Phillips enjoys a life-long love of sci-fi, fantasy, role-playing games, and a great many other nerdy things that he explores through writing and games. D. Hunter regularly writes board game reviews at BoardGaming.com. Through his writing, D. Hunter hopes to inspire and speculate on the future and the past. He seeks deeper meanings within pulp genres of fantasy and sci-fi. D. Hunter enjoys the tales of John Ringo and Charles Stross. D. Hunter's readings lead him in a never ending cycle of sci-fi, history, physics, and psychology. D. Hunter enjoys going to DC area Goth clubs and seeing some of his favorite bands, such as VNV Nation. He also loves his home life with his partner in crime and several pets.
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One Response to Edge of my seat at the Edge of Tomorrow

  1. CMrok93 says:

    Not only was it a gimmick movie, but it was a fun one at that. Good review David.

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