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Edge of Tomorrow [2014] (3 discs)
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Director:Doug Liman
Writer:Christopher McQuarrie
Jez Butterworth
John-Henry Butterworth
Composer:Christophe Beck
Length:113 minutes
(1 hour 53 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Action
IMDB Rating:7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:90%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Sci-Fi
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Synopsis: A military officer is brought into an alien war against an extraterrestrial enemy who can reset the day and know the future. When this officer is enabled with the same power, he teams up with a Special Forces warrior to try and end the war.


Reaction: Great fun. Edge of Tomorrow has action, excitement, and lots and lots of Tom Cruise death, if that's your thing.


Personal Rating: 8/10

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Doug Liman => Director
Christopher McQuarrie => Writer
Jez Butterworth => Writer
John-Henry Butterworth => Writer
Christophe Beck => Composer
Hiroshi Sakurazaka => Novel "All You Need Is Kill"
Beth Goddard => Secretary - Iris
Bill Paxton => Master Sergeant Farell
Brendan Gleeson => General Brigham
Charlotte Riley => Nance
Dragomir Mrsic => Kuntz
Emily Blunt => Rita
François Hollande => Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
Franz Drameh => Ford
Hillary Clinton => Herself (uncredited) (archive footage)
Jeremy Piven => Col. Walter Marx (uncredited)
Jonas Armstrong => Skinner
Julian London => Corporal Williams - British UDF Soldier (uncredited)
Kick Gurry => Griff
Lara Pulver => Karen Lord
Leandro Palme => Kimmel  (uncredited)
Madeleine Mantock => Julie
Marianne Jean-Baptiste => Dr. Whittle (uncredited)
Masayoshi Haneda => Takeda
Noah Taylor => Dr. Carter
Sebastian Blunt => Young Soldier
Terence Maynard => Cruel Sergeant
Tom Cruise => Cage
Tony Way => Kimmel

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • It was never stated in the movie but in the manga the reason why Rita uses a melee weapon is because during her "resets" she would often run out of ammo, which resulted in her deaths. Keiji (in the manga) also learned about the convenience of a melee weapon and started using one.
  • While filming the car chase scene which includes a mini-van, Emily Blunt was instructed to drive fast and then to take a right hand turn so that the van would shake. However, Blunt missed her mark and she drove the car right into a tree. She later said that it was both hilarious and terrifying, as she almost killed Tom Cruise, who was in the passenger seat, but both of them started laughing after the incident.
  • When Emily Blunt's character is introduced, she is doing a "planche" hold. Although she needed a wire for help on long takes, she is actually capable of doing that maneuver without assistance. In fact, when discussing the introduction, a cast member said "Em, show that yoga move" and she casually demonstrated it.
  • Emily Blunt admitted that after putting on the metal suit, she started crying because it was so heavy (it weighed 85 pounds) and that she would be required to perform action scenes in it for five months. She was jokingly told by Tom Cruise to "stop being such a wuss".
  • Tom Cruise was one of the first people to learn about Emily Blunt's pregnancy. The cast and crew had to return a few months after principal photography had wrapped to do some pick-up shots. During the months between the two shoots, Blunt became pregnant and was only a few weeks along when they had to return for the additional filming. Because of the pregnancy, she opted to not do her own stunts for this portion of the shoot, but didn't tell anyone why, since the pregnancy was still in the early stages. This confused Cruise, since she had done most of her own stunts during principal photography. She revealed to him that she was in the early stages of pregnancy, which, according to her, made him the only person besides her husband John Krasinski and one close friend to know about the pregnancy.
  • After the film's box office failure in the US, its marketing strategy was changed slightly for its DVD release. In this case, on the front of the video box the film's tagline was emphasized heavily, with the title "Edge of Tomorrow" in small text at the very bottom of the case. As a result of this packaging, it gives the illusion that the film's title is "Live Die Repeat." Warner Bros. maintained that the title of the film had not been changed and that "Live Die Repeat" was only a tagline, yet this appears in front of "Edge of Tomorrow" not just on the cover but on the spine of the packaging and even on the discs. The rental company Red Box has the film listed under the letter "L" in its kiosks, and all online retailers have the digital streaming version titled "Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow."
  • Tom Cruise admitted that Emily Blunt was an actress he wanted to work with for a long time, and he recommended her to the producers for the role of Rita.
  • In the original book the Mimics are invading Tokyo, Rita is an American nicknamed "Full Metal Bitch" and Cage is a Japanese man named Keiji Kiriya, nicknamed "Killer Cage" by the end.
  • The default language setup for Cage's battle armor is Japanese, a nod to the novel's country of origin.
  • Tom Cruise began pre-production on the film on July 20, 2012, less than a week after wrapping his film Oblivion.
  • The filmmakers described this project as a cross between Groundhog Day and Starship Troopers.
  • Brad Pitt was originally considered for the role of Bill Cage, as was Ryan Gosling.
  • [?] Bérénice Bejo was considered for the role of Rita Vrataski.
  • Following her lead roles in The Adjustment Bureau and Looper, this marks the third time that Emily Blunt has starred in a sci-fi film where the main characters are trying to alter future events.
  • [?] Gillermo Del Torro worked on the initial design of the Mimics, even doing the sketches for how they should look and advising on how they should sound. The designed changed numerous times during post production and the Mimics in the movie bear little resemblance to Del Torros design.
  • The kiss between Cage and Rita before the final battle was unscripted and a surprise to Tom Cruise and the director, with Emily Blunt saying afterwards, "It just felt right. It felt right and I did it."
  • An alternative, darker ending was considered for the film as follows: As they approach Paris in the drop-ship, Cage briefs the soldiers that they must not kill an Alpha or it will cause a time loop and "we'll be right back here having this conversation, and we won't even know it." During fighting, one of the soldiers gets separated, then confronts and kills an Alpha. The audience sees the Omega reset the day and witnesses the same conversation as before about not killing an Alpha, but then an attack starts and the audience knows that the Mimics have the upper hand as the movie ends. The actual released movie has scenes in the drop-ship where the soldiers are reviewing Cage's warning and one says "Do not kill an Alpha or we'll never even know we had this conversation and they'll know we're coming". Also, when the Mimics begin firing on the ship, somebody yells "They know we're coming, Cage!" These scenes were probably filmed for the alternate ending.