Edge of Tomorrow (8/10)

This Tom Cruise action film is basically Groundhog’s Day meets Starship Troopers. Since Groundhog’s Day there must have been half-a-dozen rip-offs on various TV shows and made for Disney Channel movies (even the excellent Run Lola Run was essentially the same concept). It’s an idea that just works no matter how crappy the vehicle. Edge of Tomorrow does it better than most by constantly building on the characters and plot, and ramping up the stakes as the timeline resets itself. I found myself sucked into watching it again a few days later which is a rarity for me. The last quarter of the movie doesn’t quite live up to the build up, but the rest of the movie is surprisingly good.

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