"Edge of Tomorrow" is officially getting a sequel. Warner Bros. is moving ahead with its follow-up to the Tom Cruise-Emily Blunt time-travel tale "Edge of Tomorrow," with "Invention of Lying" scribe Matthew Robinson writing the script. The 2014 original, directed by Doug Liman, grossed $370.5 million worldwide, including $100.2 million in the U.S. "Edge of […]
Liman and his "American Made" star, Tom Cruise, are looking to revisit their first collaboration, 2014's time-traveling alien-invasion movie, "Edge of Tomorrow."
The high-flying drama ‘The Walk’ — currently playing in IMAX theaters — may be thrilling audiences with its depiction of wire walker Philippe Petit’s death-defying stroll between the Twin Towers in 1974. But it’s also making some of them sick. Reports from early screenings indicate that director Robert Zemeckis’ extremely realistic-looking dramatization of the high-wire walk was making some audience members retch with vertigo. ‘The Walk’ isn’t the first movie to leave viewers quaking and queasy.
Edge of Tomorrow is a great action movie, but its resolution feels too neatly tied up in a bow. The Steven Spielberg-directed thriller is another otherwise solid Tom Cruise action movie with an unsatisfyingly upbeat ending. Having survived a perilous journey across a landscape crawling with towering bloodthirsty aliens, Ray (Cruise) and his young daughter (Dakota Fanning) arrive at the Boston home of his ex-wife.
In Edge of Tomorrow Tom Cruise tumbles into a hellish point in the time-space continuum where his character – Cage – must battle a race of superfast, goo-oozing aliens over and over again. As it did with Bill Murray’s character, reconciling himself with life in an infinite loop takes Cruise’s Cage through the stages of mourning — from disbelief to frustration to despair and eventually acceptance. Cage is forced to relive a brutal beach battle highly reminiscent of D-Day’s battle for Omaha Beach, and director Steven Spielberg’s portrayal of that battle specifically.
At the beginning of Edge of Tomorrow (in theaters tomorrow), Tom Cruise is a lackluster action hero. A glorified public relations flack for the military, he’s terrified by the thought of battle. But we always knew he’d turn things around. Why?