If you like sci-fi action, “Edge Of Tomorrow – Live. The. Repeat” probably already know, the film in which Tom Cruise has to be beaten up by Emily Blunt and killed by aliens in a continuous loop. If you haven’t had the pleasure yet, we can only recommend this incredibly entertaining blockbuster – either on TV or in the home cinema.
You can easily tune in today, for example, on ProSieben: On Saturday, September 3, 2022, “Edge Of Tomorrow” will be shown there at 8:15 p.m. is then repeated again at night at 1.25 a.m. Those who prefer to watch their films ad-free and have a Netflix subscription are in luck: the sci-fi film can currently also be seen there. And otherwise, of course, you still have the choice of DVD, Blu-ray or 4K Blu-ray.
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“Edge Of Tomorrow” is by no means a cinematic milestone, but it’s still a really good film, as our 4-star review underlines. Above all, he brings exactly the right ingredients for a perfect blockbuster. After all, such a film is not necessarily about the most sophisticated story or the most exquisite pictures, but about spectacular entertainment that is not too banal to be too boring, but also does not require top mental performance.
The exciting but not too complex plot in “Edge Of Tomorrow” is then garnished with two top stars in the best of moods. Hollywood’s action specialist Tom Cruise, who prefers to shoot the hair-raising stunts himself in his “Mission: Impossible” films (his character Ethan Hunt then of course survives the extremely dangerous situations in the film with the routine of an indestructible secret agent), plays an inexperienced man with wonderful self-mockery Soldier getting killed over and over again in a time warp.
In interaction with the great Emily Blunt, who as the tough war veterin Rita Vrataski doesn’t have a nerve for the newcomer’s whining when it’s about saving humanity, the chemistry is right – and the humor, which is above all also in the fights die-again-wake collages of Cruise’s character comes into play. “… and groundhog day” during an alien invasion, so to speak.
But why does Bill Cage (Cruise) have to die so often? After years of fighting aliens that have invaded Earth, humans face an all-important battle – which humans lose and in which Bill Cage dies. However, he miraculously wakes up again, the morning before the battle.
This keeps repeating itself, and when hardened soldier Rita Vrataski finds out, she begins coaching Bill. He should use his knowledge to bring about the changed outcome of the battle through repeated experience of the battle – not only for himself, but for mankind. The crux of the matter: Bill remembers what happened every morning, but Rita doesn’t…
what about “Edge Of Tomorrow“ was also a big plus point in the cinema: The story felt fresh, finally a big action blockbuster that doesn’t belong to a franchise (but based on a book, by the way). But whenever we like something, we want more, and so “Edge Of Tomorrow 2” came up for discussion quite quickly – by the way, not only because the audience wanted more, but also because the trio Doug Liman (director), Blunt and Cruise had enjoyed the film so much that they repeatedly spoke enthusiastically in interviews about the possibility of a return.
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But the truth is: “Edge Of Tomorrow” has been over eight years now and there are still no concrete signs that “Edge Of Tomorrow 2” is actually coming. Time and time again, the stars assured that the project was really next, the script should have been finished long ago – but nothing happened.
In the meantime, however, Emily Blunt no longer seems to believe that at some point the circumstances will finally be right to realize “Edge Of Tomorrow 2” – at least in an interview from 2021 she sounded much more sober than in the years before. In the meantime, however, another project, namely an “Edge Of Tomorrow” series, is said to be in the works. It remains to be seen whether this will actually come about. More information is available here:
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This is an updated re-release of an article previously published on DashFUN for a re-broadcast of “Edge Of Tomorrow”