I’ve said it before and I will say it again. I think Tom Cruise is the most consistently entertaining actor working today. I honestly don’t remember a Cruise film from the past couple decades that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy. His last three action thrillers, Mission Impossible:Ghost Protocol, Jack Reacher and Oblivion have been among my favorite Cruise films of all time. He follows these up with another sci-fi epic out this week, Edge of Tomorrow.
Major William Cage (Cruise) is a PR officer who has never seen a day of combat. When Earth’s war with an alien race seems to be getting hopeless, Cage is dropped onto the battlefield and is killed within minutes. Waking up again at the beginning of the same day, Cage discovers he has been thrown into a time loop to find a way to fight the aliens with the help of Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). Together they must figure out the secret of the aliens before Cage’s time loop ability ceases to happen and they lose all hope for mankind’s survival.
Edge of Tomorrow is so astoundingly fast paced and exciting it is hard to keep your breath throughout your first viewing. The action is fast, the story fascinating and engaging and Cruise and Blunt have blistering chemistry and pull off their heroic characters with great conviction.
Often touted as a sci-fi action version of Groundhog Day, Edge of Tomorrow has absolutely everything you could possibly want from a big budget Hollywood blockbuster and more.
The Blu-ray from Warner Home Video is a pretty much perfect transfer with one of the more active surround tracks I have heard in a long time.
Booming when needed and atmospheric in the quieter moments, Edge of Tomorrow is top notch across the board and one of the most essential Blu-ray’s of the entire year. Very highly recommended.
Available now on Blu-ray and DVD.