Movie Review: Edge of Tomorrow

Published on June 17, 2014

Because my husband gave in to my request to watch The Fault in Our Stars, he demanded that we watch Edge of Tomorrow. Ahh, the beauty of marriage! :p

I agreed right away even if I don’t really like watching Tom Cruise movies. Don’t get me wrong. Tom Cruise is a good actor. But for some odd reason, I always fall asleep whenever I watch him. Even my favorite Jerry Maguire and A Few Good Men made me snooze. Vanilla Sky made me sleep the longest, in case you’re curious. Another thing I dislike with Tom Cruise movies is the fact that he whispers all the freakin’ time. Every time I watch him, I find myself saying, “Dude, speak louder!!!” Hahaha! Anyway, I wanted to be the good and submissive wife to my husband yet my mind was already set to falling asleep inside the theater! But as they say, there’s a first time for everything. For the first time, my eyes didn’t even blink!!! Good job, Tom! Great job, Je! Nyahaha!

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Tom Cruise plays Major William Cage, a media relations officer. Despite not being trained for combat, he found himself on the front lines of a battle against alien invasion. Something happened during the battle which made him go back to that same day over and over again. (Alien invasion. Time travel. Very Tom Cruise.) During the first 30 minutes of the movie, I could not help but scratch my head as I try to digest what was actually happening in the film. There were moments when I find myself getting tired of seeing the same things over and over again, but those scenes actually helped build up the anticipation on what’s going to happen next.

Suffice to say, Tom Cruise still hasn’t lost his magic. Even if his previous movies made me go to dreamland, I still have so much respect for him as an actor. Just like in Edge of Tomorrow, he played Cage so well that it’s nearly impossible for me to imagine it being done by any other actor. The role was tailor-fit for him. Emily Blunt also did an amazing job! Yes, the first thing I noticed was her perfectly-toned body. But her very good portrayal of a confident and tenacious soldier went beyond her sexiness. That girl can kick ass! Her presence on screen was undeniable even if she’s put side by side with Tom Cruise. (Hindi siya nagpalamon kay Tom Cruise. Ang hirap sa English e. :p) I also noticed that the chemistry of Cruise and Blunt actually didn’t distract me and derail the flow of the story. They are simply excellent together.

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I really liked Edge of Tomorrow. More than the gripping plot, brilliant acting and cool stunts, the best thing about this movie is its ability to let the audience think while being engrossed in what was happening. I kept on telling myself, “I can do this. I can understand this.” Hahaha!


P.S.
Thank God Tom Cruise wasn’t whispering. :p

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2 comments

  1. Hmmm, this movie review made me curious. Dahil dyan, binasa ko na ang Wikipedia tungkol dyan. Haha. In fairness, bagay talaga si Tom Cruise sa mga sci-fi movies. :)

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    1. I had no idea what to expect with Edge of Tomorrow. Nahatak lang ako ni hubby to watch. Pero natuwa naman ako. One of Tom Cruise's best ;)

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