Edge of Tomorrow (Revisited)

Live, die, repeat…and repeat


Niko Tartinsky, Staff Writer

Have you ever wondered what it feels like being trapped in a time loop?

Edge of Tomorrow is a movie directed by Doug Liman that was released in 2014. It is also referred to as Live Die Repeat. It earned up to 370.5 million dollars at the box office, and it is based on a Japanese novel All You Need is Kill. Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star in the movie, and it is one of the best sci-fi films ever made. Edge of Tomorrow is available now for rent on Amazon and YouTube.

In the film, Earth is being attacked by aliens called “mimics”. They arrive in Germany on an asteroid and quickly conquer most of the European continent. The brain of this alien network is headquartered in Paris, at the Louvre Museum.

The future of the human race depends on Rita Vrataski (Blunt), the best warrior of the United Defense Force. She is known for killing over 1,000 mimics in a single combat mission.

Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) wakes up in the garrison, but he has no combat experience. He was sent there by the General of the United Defense Force. Cage tries to escape the garrison, but without any luck.

The next morning, the army lands in France to free it from the alien occupation. Cage’s squad quickly gets killed. During the combat, Cage takes out an unusually large blue mimic with a mine. Alien blood scalds his face and kills him.

Major Cage wakes up and finds himself in the garrison again, completely unharmed but aware of what has happened to him. He tries to warn his fellow soldiers about the invasion, but he is ignored. He keeps on repeating the same day, because when he dies, the day automatically resets.

After a couple of deaths, Cage decides to help Rita Vrataski, the main soldier on the battlefield. She realizes what is going on with him and tells him to find her when he wakes up again.

Doug Liman wanted to make weaponry which could possibly have a basis in reality and be technologically achievable. The exo-suits were actually built by hand, instead of using computer graphics (like in most sci-fi movies). Emily Blunt (Vrataski) literally cried while putting on the exo-suit, because of its weight.

Overall, Edge of Tomorrow deserves our highest rating, because it is a must-watch movie! The ending is really compelling. Will Bill Cage and Rita Vrataski be able to save the planet from the alien invasion? If you are interested in the answer to this question, then I recommend that you to watch the movie today!