Edge of Tomorrow
The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.
“Edge of Tomorrow” features a unique plot, that of a man who relives the same life scenes and dies over and over again due to an alien’s blood landing on his face and in his mouth. This blood makes the re-living of these moments possible. This sets up some nice humorous occurrences, such as the man, Major William Cage (Tom Cruise), knowing a group of soldiers are hiding cards and gambling when their commander walks in. In one moment he tells on them and in another re-take of this life scene he helps them by letting them know the Sergeant is coming. He is able in various scenes to predict what is going to happen which both astounds his fellow soldiers and also panics them, thinking he is insane.
Ultimately his goal is to defeat the enemy power, known as Omega, which keeps beating him. He enlists the help of Special Forces veteran Rita Vratski (Emily Blunt) who has to kill him a few times in order to better train him so that he can learn how to defeat the enemy. It becomes a running joke when she shoots him several times. Despite funny moments, terrific special effects, and an original plot, the movie is over the top with language and some bloody violence, meaning that we unfortunately cannot award “Edge of Tomorrow” our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.