Review – Edge of Tomorrow: Live Die Repeat


In Edge of Tomorrow, mankind is under siege by alien invaders known as “The Mimics,” who have the unique ability to “reset the day,” giving them a precognitive edge that makes defeating their hordes virtually impossible. Enter Major William Cage (Tom Cruise), smarmy face of the military’s public relations propaganda campaign. When ordered to broadcast from the front lines, Cage refuses, fearing disaster; that decision to go AWOL gets him thrown into the ranks of combat soldiers against his will, on the day of a massive D-Day-style assault, no less.


When Cage gets to the battle, it’s more hellish than he ever imagined – as is his subsequent death battling a particularly formidable Mimic. However, death is not the end: upon his gruesome demise, Cage wakes up back at the start of his last day. After stumbling through a few death cycles, he is tasked with making contact with legendary…

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Live. Die. Repeat – An Edge of Tomorrow Review


Edge of Tomorrow Poster

I was really disappointed when I found out South African cinema goers would have to wait an extra week to see Edge of Tomorrow. I was really excited to see this movie, since it had been more than two weeks since my last good cinema fix.

My disappointment disappeared when I found out that there was a pre-screening happening this weekend, but returned again when I discovered the pre-screening was happening at the tiniest 2D screen at Kenilworth center. I debated whether or not I should just wait for it to hit the 3D screens at Cavendish, but since I had nothing better to do I decided to go check it out anyway.

I’m glad I did because it’s good. Scratch that, it’s great. It’s better than X-Men: Days of Future Past, and I’ve already watched that twice.

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