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Tom Cruise Dies Over And Over Again In This Darkly Funny Edge Of Tomorrow Supercut

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Every year there are great movies that slip through the cracks and fail to find a theatrical audience. This year, Doug Liman’s sci-fi actioner Edge of Tomorrow is one of those, and probably the most notable. Despite almost unanimous critical backing, no one went to see this movie in the theater when it opened in June. There are a number of theories, including a terrible, generic title that says nothing about the film (something they’ve been playing with building up to the home video release), a mismanaged marketing campaign, and Tom Cruise fatigue among audiences. If theatergoers are really sick of Cruise, this actually could be the movie they’d want to see the most, because he dies, a lot, often in spectacular fashion. If you don’t believe me, just watch this new supercut of the various ways he buys the proverbial farm, and this isn’t even all of them.

Edge of Tomorrow follows the exploits of Bill Cage (Cruise), a marketing executive who joins the military after an alien invasion happens and lends his particular brand of expertise to the propaganda war. Through a series of events, and a vindictive senior officer, Cage, who has zero combat experience, winds up on the front lines. In the midst of a Normandy Beach-style assault, he dies moments into the battle. But low and behold, he wakes up at the beginning of the day, very much alive.

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Edge Of Tomorrow B Roll Shows Off The Practical Side Of Production

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There’s been a lot of talk about how this past summer was a bad season for movies. We tend to disagree with this stance and think there were some great movies, and to be fair, many of those who argue it was a bad time for movies are coming from a box office numbers perspective, and we don’t give a crap about that. We did notice that one fantastic movie that was an absolute bomb in theaters (while dreck like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers: Age of Extinction were big hits), and that is the Tom Cruise vehicle Edge of Tomorrow (or Live, Die, Repeat or whatever you want to call it). The movie hits the home video market soon (you can actually already buy a digital copy), and in advance of that we have a cool behind the scenes look at the production.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy may be the most fun movie of 2014 thus far (audiences certainly seem to think so, as the film recently became the first movie of the year to top $300 million at the domestic box office), but Edge of Tomorrow isn’t far behind on our list. A big part of this is that the action sequences are incredible, fast paced affairs that blend practical and digital special effects with great results. More than anything, this video gives you a feel for how director Doug Liman and the crew used actual physical applications to give these scenes a more grounded, visceral feel.

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Edge Of Tomorrow Continues Its Title Flip-Flopping Ways

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edge of tomorrowOne of cinema’s most legendary leading men, John Wayne, was born with the name Marion Morrison. Heavyweight boxing icon Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Clay. Many Hollywood celebrities work under names that don’t appear on their birth certificates. Obviously inspired by all of these name changes, Warner Bros. has fully rebranded this summer’s Edge of Tomorrow with its catchy tagline Live. Die. Repeat. without looking back or even making a big deal out of it. Until they looked back and changed it again.

The Blu-ray/DVD pre-orders were our first clue that a name change was happening, and then IMDb made the switch yesterday, saying Edge of Tomorrow is the “original title,” while Live. Die. Repeat. is the current one. And then today? It goes right back to Edge of Tomorrow.