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  • Graeme O’Neil
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    This is fascinating. So I was searching GoldDerby to find the topic thread on this movie, and apprarently there isn’t one.

    Why did I think it was necessary to start one?

    Cause this movie is getting the best reviews of any blockbuster this summer (it’s at 95% on Rotten Tomatoes right now). Whodyathunk? The trailer was underwhelming and just kinda looked like the lame Oblivion again, but apparently it’s fantastic.

    It makes sense why Tom Cruise is promoting the hell out of this. The projections are it’s going to underwhelm at the box office, but the reviews suggest it shouldn’t, so I get why Tom is trying to promote the hell out of it.

    I’m hopefully seeing it this week, but has anyone seen it yet? 

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    No, I havent yet. But like you I’ve been following it, and noone appears to believe that it will shine at the Box Office. I for one, will see it in theatres as soon as I can.

    I think it’s a strong, intriguing cast with a risky director and an even riskier screenwriter(s).

    I’d rather see this than choose between Maleficent and A Million Ways like I am right now.

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    Oh ya this is coming out next week. Zero interest in seeing it, happy too hear the reviews are good.

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    Most of the reviews I’ve read have been very mixed. The groundhog premise has been done to death and ditto for Tom Cruise in another tired Sci-fi flick. Emily Blunt and the director are the only reasons I’m considering seeing the film. Cruise is likely promoting like crazy because he knows he has much riding on its success after a series of major duds (Jack Reacher, Knight and Day and Oblivion). I doubt the movie reaches 100 million domestically, therefore his foreign star power will really have to carry the load for it make a profit. Cruise certainly knows he needs more than the Mission Impossible franchise to be a marketable star and continue making big budget blockbusters.

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    Most of the reviews I’ve read have been very mixed. The groundhog premise has been done to death and ditto for Tom Cruise in another tired Sci-fi flick. Emily Blunt and the director are the only reasons I’m considering seeing the film. Cruise is likely promoting like crazy because he knows he has much riding on its success after a series of major duds (Jack Reacher, Knight and Day and Oblivion). I doubt the movie reaches 100 million domestically, therefore his foreign star power will really have to carry the load for it make a profit. Cruise certainly knows he needs more than the Mission Impossible franchise to be a marketable star and continue making big budget blockbusters.

    I guess yes. Such as? For a full film?

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    Source Code for one was done a few years ago. That main character relives the same day over and over until he gets it right. Sound familar? I personally liked that film and hope this one is successful, but some reviews mention that it gets tedious.

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    I liked Source Code as well, although I’m not big on the way it ended.

    Any others? I’m not trying to pressure you or anything. Trying to compile a list of these kinds of films (none done as well or better than Groundhog Day imo).

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    Run Lola Run and 12 Monkeys are two other examples. Time travel and day looping are common themes in science fiction and are often portrayed in popular tv shows as well.

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    Run Lola Run is more like Sliding Doors (though I think both came out around the same time) than Groundhog Day.

    I’m excited for this. I find Cruise underrated to a certain extent.

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    Graeme O’Neil
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    It’s still at 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. Wow.

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    It should drop soon enough, but I’m guessing that it’ll still wind up between 80-90%.

    This is a well-made sci-fi action flick that uses its timeloop plot effectively. It hits the necessary notes and brings up the necessary elements. It has some humor in it (although I actually had the most fun with Emily Blunt’s character and her no BS practical attitude), it has the whole fatigue period with some drama, and it manages to somehow avoid becoming repetitive. I heard some critique about how the movie sits down by the middle of it, but to me it didn’t feel like it.

    That being said, the movie does nothing to elevate the genre. There are plotholes and convenient turns, and that ending [SPOILER] made no sense other than that’s the way they had to end it, because God forbid they’d actually go with the one where the heroes die, because that’s not how a summer blockbuster should end.[/SPOILER]

    Tom Cruise does his usual schtick, and I so wish they would’ve cast someone else. Not necessarily because there was much else to do with the role, but at this point it feels like Cruise cornered this whole market. It’s like watching him in a cross between Oblivion and War of the Worlds.

    Regardless, I had fun, but then again, I’m already a sci-fi fan and I always liked my timeloop storylines.

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    The trailer looks interesting but I feel like Tom Cruise hasn’t really done anyhting that interesting since The Last Samurai, Rock of Ages, Collateral, and Tropic Thunder. Oblivion seemed good but when I watched it it was very blah to me….that was a major missed opportunity of a film

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    Graeme O’Neil
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    Well I saw the flick. Here’s my review:
    http://graemeoneil.com/2014/06/05/review-edge-of-tomorrow/

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    A disappointing film. However, the aliens have a strong resemblance to calamari which prompted an enjoyable late meal after the screening.

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    I saw the movie yesterday and I absolutely loved it.  Although there were several differences from the original (such as the ending), I think the movie captured the essence of the book and made it more westernized, more entertaining and more fast-paced. Also Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt have great chemistry together. Especially the final scene was so touching that I almost cried. 

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