BSP Episode 323: Edge of Tomorrow

Join the gang as they discuss the 2014 film Edge of Tomorrow.

  • Directed by Doug Liman
  • Written by Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Hiroshi Sakurazaka (writer of the graphic novel)
  • Starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson, Bill Paxton

Edge of Tomorrow has been called many things, like Starship Troopers meets Groundhog Day. Well, anything-meets-Groundhog Day pretty much sums up the storytelling of this sci fi flick starring Tom Cruise, and that’s a good thing. Currently enjoying a healthy 90% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Edge of Tomorrow tells the story of William Cage, a slick and cowardly Army PR man during an invasion of Earth by aliens called Mimics. However, he gets manipulated into deserting his post and is kicked back down to private where he must join the front lines of a beach invasion of France. During the battle, he dies and keeps waking up the previous day, going through the same time jump after death until me meets Rita (played by Blunt) who explains what is happening to him. This movie has tense action, slick and funny dialogue, and never lags during the less than 2-hour running time.

Worth noting:

  • Tom Cruise is one charismatic dude and picks good roles. Let’s talk about every Tom Cruise movie to prove this point and probably imagine how dreamy he is.
  • Emily Blunt was ripped and awesome.
  • This movie was released on D-Day and involves a beach invasion. In France. Go figure.
  • There was more comedy in this movie than we expected.
  • We keep seeing movies with either alpha beings or mythical reptiles. What does this say about us, anyway?
  • In which heads explode debating the rules of time travel. Oh, it’s so complicated.
  • Why is there not a Bill Pullman/Paxton buddy cop movie?
  • Tony catches up on Game of Thrones, a year or two later than everyone else.
  • Wrapped up with Roger Corman history and movie talk.

Featured in this episode:

  • Tony
  • Darrell
  • Jolie

30. June 2014 by Tony
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