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!