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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.25.14] scifi action



I was a bit confused by the first trailer for Edge of Tomorrow but now I'm completely baffled.

The first trailer for Doug Liman's adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka's "All You Need is Kill" suggested that Emily Blunt's Rita character was the one with all of the answers but this new trailer feels like a reactionary re-cut to appease the legion of Tom Cruise's people up in arms at the idea that the first trailer made his character out to be kind of clueless to his situation. That's likely not the case but this trailer definitely plays out as though Lt. Col. Cage knows more about what's going on than he lets on. So which one is it?


The new trailer offers a slight change in focus, which really rubs me the wrong way, but it still features the same great remix of Fieldwork's "This Is Not The End" (big kudos to agentorange for digging that up last time around) and some great looking action sequences.

Edge of Tomorrow opens June 6, 2014.



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AfghanistanOne (5 years ago) Reply

Time travel. He starts out clueless. And then over the course of repeating over and over he becomes a true warrior. Welcome to the scifi military version of Groundhog Day.

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3m13L (5 years ago) Reply

The character Cruise is playing might turn out be an alien who ends up in a human body and be confused by our emotions and will become an ally and/or stop the assault on the human race... because we are worth preserving. I hope i´m wrong or that it is told with grace. Both trailers are very exciting to me, so this is my must-see for this summer.

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Beppe (5 years ago) Reply

Well, this would be Philip Dick.

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agentorange (5 years ago) Reply

Looks amazing.

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Keith (5 years ago) Reply

If nothing else it looks like a great action film... hopefully the story can hold on its own.

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AfghanistanOne (5 years ago) Reply

This is based on the Japanese light novel ALL YOU NEED IS KILL. Soldier gets dropped in a battle, kills an alien, and then dies. And then repeats it about 300 or so times over the course of the book becoming a better soldier. In the book there weren't even real aliens. The aliens had sent some terraforming nanites or something and they had bonded with starfish in the sea. Those are what venture up for the battles. The book was pretty darned good. The suits sound better in the book. Here they look more like exo skeletal lifters.


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