EDGE OF TOMORROW – hugely entertaining

Tom Cruise as a sleazy communications officer who does not want any part in any combat situation is a funny entree to this INDEPENDENCE DAY meets GROUNDHOG DAY meets MISSION IMPOSSIBLE story. Cruise’s character gets caught in a time loop and fights that battle against scary aliens a million times until he’s as tough as female lead Rita (Emily Blunt) aka ‘full metal bitch’. Actually we have a video-gamish situation: you die – you start again. Until everything changes and there are no reincarnations left. With Guillermo del Toro as a special visual consultant EDGE OF TOMORROW takes us through a war-ridden Europe, from London to the Alps and from the beach of Normandy to Paris. Fun fact: Jeremy Clarkson might love what happens 1 hour into the film, as a caravan gets destroyed as nicely as I’ve never seen it done before on screen – bar Top Gear. The end still holds some surprises, and the end of the end does not disturb my general impression of bleeping good entertainment! Thank you, Netflix 🙂

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I see, I like, I write ... mostly about cinema and actors, but also about politics or economy. In English, auf Deutsch, på svenska. This ORF trained news journalist (TV, radio), who has also worked in corporate publishing for international brands and written/edited tons of magazines, has become a blogger out of passion.


  1. The first time I watched this movie, I quit within 30 min. It was too unexpected. Too different from “Mission Impossible” series.

    After watching more than 5 times, I’ve realized that this is worth watching, worth discussing.

    If you are an information nerd like me, this is the movie for you.
    If you are or going to be a leader, this is the movie for you.
    If you are a professional in an intelligence community, probably this is the movie for you.

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