After a mysterious alien race lands on Earth, they quickly engage in an unrelenting assault, pushing humanity to the brink of defeat. Major William Cage is a public relations officer whose never seen a day of combat in his life. After being reassigned to the European front, Cage finds himself thrown into a combat situation that could only be described as suicide. Killed within minutes of arriving on the battlefield, Cage finds himself stuck in a time loop, thanks to the alien technology, reliving the same day over and over again. With each day, Cage's battle skills increase and together with Special Forces officer Rita Vrataski, they may be able to change the fate of humanity and defeat the alien race once and for all. Doug Liman's Edge of Tomorrow is a well-structured sci-fi action flick that manages to never feel tired or stale given its core-concept. Like Harold Ramis' Groundhog Day, Edge of Tomorrow is a film about a man living the same day over and over again. A concept that could easily become stale, Edge of Tomorrow's keeps things moving forward with a narrative velocity full of stylish action and dark humor. Cage's 'learning curve' never feels stale to the viewer, as it's always evolving as things change from day to day. Perhaps the film's greatest strength is the way it balances its dramatic weight, the end of the world, with a wonderful dose of humor. Edge of Tomorrow isn't a game-changer but it completely succeeds on its intentions, being a relatively smart bit of escapism that's thrilling and just flat-out fun.
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