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Edge Of Tomorrow Disappoints Domestically But Thrives Internationally

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edge of tomorrowBy their very nature, summer tentpoles are films that generally gain nothing from word of mouth, because their marketing campaigns usually do all the talking. That hasn’t worked so well for Warner Bros.’ Edge of Tomorrow, which released this past weekend and drove another nail into the coffin of Tom Cruise’s Superstardom. The $175 million darkly comedic battle-heavy actioner only brought in $29.1 million here in the U.S. Where the hell was everybody?

It would be a low-but-feasible total if this were a particularly slow week for cinemas and Edge of Tomorrow could fall back on taking the number-one spot. Unfortunately, it fell down to that other movie with death at its center, Josh Boone’s teen romance The Fault in Our Stars, which sat atop the box office with over $48 million. But the big insult here is that Robert Stromberg’s darkened Disney fairy tale Maleficent took second place with $33 million, despite this being its second week of release. I already knew that I lived in a world where people are more interested in Angelina Jolie’s cheekbones than Cruise fighting aliens, but it still sucks to see it laid out so plainly at Box Office Mojo.

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Movie Review: Edge Of Tomorrow Thrills With Dead-On Darkly Comedic Bliss

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edge of tomorrowWith more than two weeks left before summer officially begins, it seems like a crime against the concept of time to already start calling a movie the best blockbuster of the summer. Luckily, I’m talking about Doug Liman’s sci-fi actioner Edge of Tomorrow, a film that doesn’t mind turning time inside out in order to squeeze everything worthwhile out of a fantastic concept. It’s a gut-busting thrill ride, and easily one of Tom Cruise’s most enjoyable performances. Plainly stated, it’s awesome as f—(explosion).

Edge of Tomorrow is loosely adapted from the stellar 2004 novel All You Need is Kill by Japanese author Hiroshi Sakurazaka, and screenwriters Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) and Jez and John-Henry Butterworth (Fair Game) flawlessly transition the events of the book for American audiences. They excise scenes and characters so that Liman can make the most of the looping motif through cleverly edited sequences. And though the main character could have easily stayed Japanese—we all remember The Last Samurai, right?—Cruise anchors this story and makes it impossible to imagine anyone else in the role. (Except for Kurt Russell, because I always spend at least one minute in every action movie imagining him leading the charge.)

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Edge Of Tomorrow: Quit Complaining And See It This Weekend

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Edge of TomorrowOne of the biggest science fiction movies of the year, Edge of Tomorrow comes out this weekend, and you need to go see it, and I don’t want to hear a single excuse escaping your lips. Despite a laundry list of positive qualities, many sci-fi fans (and moviegoers in general) have been cool to this film, choosing to deride it for particulars rather than looking at the big picture. Yes, there are some of us out there dying to see this movie, but there aren’t enough of us, as many major publications predict a soft opening weekend. Here’s how we can make it harder, people. Cue the porn guitar.

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Oblivion’s Many Plotholes Are Brought Down To The Surface In This Video

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For the second time in two years, Tom Cruise is going into the sci-fi future (and then the past, over and over again), this time for Doug Liman’s action thriller Edge of Tomorrow. So what better time than now to look back on his last movie, Joseph Kosinski’s visually splendid but brick-dumb Oblivion, and laugh at it for all of its trite, glaring faults? We are nothing if not impishly immature here at GFR. But hey, we don’t make these videos. (That’s jealousy talking.)

The lively CinemaSins crew are back with another extended installment of their always humorous series highlighting the faults of popular movies. After I watched Oblivion for the first time, I couldn’t wait to see it skewered by these guys, but it took an entire year for them to get to it. Which is perfectly fine, since CinemaSins no longer hold themselves to short time limits. This movie needs all the time in the world to get to its problems.

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Edge Of Tomorrow Photo Gallery Pushes Tom Cruise To The Brink

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Edge of TomorrowWarner Bros. and Village Roadshow are hoping that the star power of Tom Cruise will be enough to lift their upcoming sci-fi actioner Edge of Tomorrow above the pack of big time summer movies. We’ve already seen tons of posters, TV spots, and a few full trailers, and now the studios have dropped almost 30 new stills from Doug Liman’s new film on us.

These photos aren’t anything particularly mind blowing. I would have liked to have seen some of the alien invaders that we’ve seen in some of the footage, but there’s none of that here. In fact, most of these look like the could be screen caps from trailers. Still, they put the action front and center and provide a good look at the human side of this conflict. Cruise and his co-star Emily Blunt are both featured prominently, as is Bill Paxton and those bulky, but kick ass, exoskeletons that the soldiers all wear into combat.

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Edge Of Tomorrow Extended Trailer Kills Tom Cruise Even More

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Do you feel like you’re going through the same thing, over and over again, with only the slightest differences happening each time? It’s not just you, it’s Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow’s upcoming action thriller Edge of Tomorrow, which has had necessarily similar trailers popping up over the last few months. It’s a movie where Tom Cruise’s character Major William Cage inherits the ability to time loop the same day repeatedly, Groundhog Day style, so it’s like these trailers were meant to provoke feelings of déjà vu even if it wasn’t an intentional choice. Thankfully, the extended trailer above features some new footage to remind us that director Doug Liman’s return to intense action movies is way overdue. (No Jumper sequels, please.)