Recap from ComingSoon.net, plus the new poster!
Once I get over my bitterness of the title change from All You Need Is Kill to the tamer but more descriptive Edge of Tomorrow, I think it could be an incredibly entertaining sci-fi action film. Itâ€™s been described to me as â€œGroundhog Day meets Starship Troopersâ€, and the footage we saw definitely conveyed that. Also, mech suits make everything better. Just imagine how much better Terms of Endearment would have been with mech suits.
Producer Erwin Stoff, writer Christopher McQuarrie, director Doug Liman, Emily Blunt, and Tom Cruise take the stage. â€œCongratulations on being Tom Cruise. Thatâ€™s awesome,â€ says moderator Chris Hardwick. We then get to see the first trailer for the film.
Itâ€™s a dramatic trailer than felt a bit derivative because it used the same song from the trailer for another alien invasion flick, Battle: Los Angeles. But once you set the marketing similarities aside, you have what could be a very exciting film thanks to the mech suits. I donâ€™t want to boil it down to that, but these trailers are designed to sell action more than plot, and what leaped out to me is that everything isnâ€™t high-tech. One scene has Cruise in his mech suit crawling up a speeding car, and itâ€™s a regular car going through a back country road. Itâ€™s an eye-catching blend of future tech and a real setting where â€œrealâ€ is divorced from itâ€™s usually accompanying adjective â€œgrittyâ€. Itâ€™s important to note that the story and character werenâ€™t completely forgotten, and it looked good as well, and Iâ€™m intrigued by the relationship between Cruise and Bluntâ€™s characters.
After the lights come up, Liman provides brief recap of the plot, the story takes place in the future, and Cruiseâ€™s character has the ability to relive the day, and itâ€™s a critical day when human soldiers are fighting against an alien force. â€œItâ€™s so rare to find a piece of material thatâ€™s so original and also so satisfying,â€ says Liman.
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