Live, Die, Repeat.
Earth is invaded by aliens. The human race is forced to retreat. However, new technology might give the humans one last chance to win the war.
This movie takes place in Europe.
The movie clearly feels like an updated WW2 movie (France is occupied, and apparently only the UK has not yet been conquered by the aliens). The human counter offensive starts on a French beach (did anyone say D-Day in Normandy?).
I like the movie’s European focus. We do not hear much about Russia and the US. However, the main point is that the human race must stand together despite national differences in order to defeat a common enemy.
Tom Cruise has played this role a million times before, but his character develops significantly during the movie (because of a time loop he experiences the same day repeatedly). Emily Blunt is convincing as the elite warrior who helps Tom Cruise to defeat the aliens. Bill Paxton and Brendan Gleeson are also good in minor supporting roles.
The humans’ key to victory is new powerful suits, which clearly increase the soldiers’ strength. Generally, the suits have a nice mechanical look, but I think the weapons look too overpowered. The landing on a French beach is not convincing. I do not understand why the gigantic suits have to fight the aliens in the sand. Where is the strategy in that?
Still, the landing scene looks great with lots of explosions and gunfire. It makes me think of a computer game.
The aliens in the movie look like electric octopussies (nothing special). However, they are clearly worthy opponents to the human power suits.
The ending is too abrupt. I would like to see the aftermath of the war agains the aliens (this is a minor thing).
“Edge Of Tomorrow” is no masterpiece, but it is still solid sci-fi entertainment.