Thursday, June 5, 2014

Jump the Gun: Edge of Tomorrow

Jump the Gun is a semi-weekly article where two or more HiddenLevel contributors voice their gut reactions to upcoming movies. Their opinions are based solely on what trailers, press releases, and information is available around the internet, oh, and of course their own personal bias towards the source material. None of the opinions are based on actually having watched the movie. Each reviewer retains the right to change their view after having watched the movie, if they ever bother to do so. After all, who wants to waste their money on a movie that looks like it’s going to suck? Unless you’re into that kind of thing.

Edge of Tomorrow

(June 6, 2014)

Movie Summary: In the near future, an alien race has attacked earth and a man who has been killed in action finds himself repeating the same war over and over again.

Brunpuppies - Hmmmm, the trailer for this doesn't look bad. Kind of like Groundhog Day by way of District 9. Although Tom Cruise doesn't really have the best sci-fi record. The look of it seems really great and the concept is very interesting, it really could have some potential.  It almost seems like too much too explore in one movie.  I don't know why, but based on what I think the movie is about, I just get the feeling that a lot of the really interesting stuff is going to get glossed over in a montage.

Verdict - Wait and see the the reviews before deciding.

Kevshiro - Tom, Tom, Tom when are you going to realize that you’re just not a sci-fi hero kinda guy. Mostly everything you do is sci-fi nowadays and they’re not bringing in the audience like they used to. Also, somehow I think they'll be a surprise ending to this and my theory is that he was just a video game character the whole time.  That seems like what this movie is about.  Dying and relearning why you failed and died.  I think I’ll be passing on this one though. Maybe I’ll catch it on TV, maybe.

Verdict - TV

SolidMike - This movie looks like a mix between Elysium, District 9 and Halo, so I don’t even know how I’m suppose to feel about this film. The trailer looks interesting and Mr. “Mission Impossible” himself (Tom Cruise) is going to take another stab at the sci-fi genre, even though his last sci-fi film was a complete flop (Oblivion).

Verdict - Undecided.

DarthSomething - I'm a big sucker for anything sci-fi, and I've been waiting for the next great sci-fi movie to come out. This probably won't be it, but it seems to at least promise a lot of pretty cool sci-fi action which I always love. So as with most sci-fi movies, I'll probably give it a chance when it comes out.

Verdict - I'll see it in theaters and hope it's good.

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