Warner Bros. Pictures released an extended trailer for the upcoming science fiction/action-packed film Edge of Tomorrow.
This time instead of just cool music, Tom Cruise constantly waking up and lots of blow ’em ups, we get way more plot beyond the Groundhog Day theme.
Earth is fighting aliens, which we knew. Now we hear from Special Forces Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt) that “we are fighting an organism. They have the power to reset the day.” Ah, so that’s why they keep winning and knowing where we are going to be and why “they were waiting for us.”
But then something happens Bill Cage (Tom Cruise) and Rita tells him, “and now so do you,” meaning that he’s able to reset time now too. All he has to do is die and live the day over and over again until they can defeat these evil bringers.
We’ve seen this repeating time device before and I’m fine with that. Some of my favorite Star Trek episodes use this trope. This is a solid trailer and Doug Liman (the Bourne Identity) is at the helm. Tom Cruise even looks great and Emily Blunt never fails. I will be seeing this in the theatre for sure.
Here’s Warner Bros Pictures synopsis for Edge of Tomorrow:
The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.
Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again.
But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.
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