‘Edge of Tomorrow’ TV Trailer: Not a Soldier, But a Weapon

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It’s ironic that Tom Cruise is having trouble generating box office returns these days, because he’s arguably making some of the best films he’s done in years. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol managed to coast on the strength of brand recognition; however, Cruise’s efforts with new cinematic properties like Jack Reacher and Oblivion got much less response. Despite lukewarm theatrical returns, Reacher and Oblivion eventually earned a following, once rental and/or cable viewing allowed audiences to discover them without clashing with the idea of putting movie ticket money in Cruise’s pocket.

At the moment, it seems that Cruise’s latest sci-fi film project, Edge of Tomorrow, could be headed for a similar fate – even though the early reviews of the film have praised it as a quality sci-fi blockbuster experience. The ‘Cruise Curse,’ may still be in effect, but that isn’t stopping Warner Bros. from launching one last marketing push in attempt to convince summer moviegoers that Bourne Identity director Doug Liman’s blockbuster sci-fi flick has action and visuals worthy of their dollar.

Edge of Tomorrow TV Trailer starring Tom Cruise Edge of Tomorrow TV Trailer: Not a Soldier, But a Weapon

This latest TV trailer (via Fandango) takes the Groundhog Day-meets-Starship Troopers premise of the film and clearly spells it out for viewers – who may have been confused by the more vague and atmospheric early trailers for the film. We learn about how Cruise’s character, Cage, finds himself in a time loop – and how this ability could help humanity win the war against invading extraterrestrial foes. To give the film a heartbeat, we meet Emily Blunt’s character, Rita, and learn that she too had once utilized the reboot power to become a formidable warrior – and that it is the growing connection between her and Cage (and the question of love vs. sacrifice) that will be the emotional core of the tale.

All in all, Edge of Tomorrow is looking like a perfect fit for the sci-fi/action sub-genre in a summer where films like X-Men: Days of Future Past, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and even Guardians of the Galaxy are using conventions of the genre to create some intriguing (and hopefully effective) blockbuster movie experiences.

Edge of Tomorrow will be in theaters on June 6, 2014. We’ll be there – will you?

Source: Fandango

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  1. i am still trying to wrap my head around what this movie is exactly about!

    • Mankind fights aliens with power to travel back in time a day, which means they can see the near future and then devise superior combat strategies before we have a chance to beat them.

      Emily Blunt’s character was a girl who somehow tapped the aliens’ power and became a superior warrior through trial and error training; Cruise’s character inherits that power and so Blunt trains him to be the weapon that can put humanity on top of the war, using the aliens’ own precog tactics against them.

      The catch is that Cruise starts to care for Blunt, but she dies in every future scenario that plays out.

      Cue action and Draaaaaaaaamaaaaaaaaa!

      • While we are discussing drama. The original novel and the manga set a very different tone, compared to the movie. They explore the horror and desperation of possibly endless deaths and rebirths, whereas the movie softens those effects with (cruel) humor. It’s “the same story” but at the same time it’s a very different one.

    • It’s ground hogs day meets h.p. lovecraft!

    • SPOILER – X-Men 5:

      If you’ve seen X-Men: Days of Future Past, it’s similar to where Kitty Pryde repeatedly sends Bishop back, except instead of just the intro, it’s the entire movie, and instead of someone sending you back, you get sent back automatically when you die. And Cruise dies repeatedly until he wins the battle. The only way out is to win. But to win, Cruise has to sacrifice his mentor, Blunt. (sacrificing, if I’m reading the trailer correctly, of Blunt is different from the reason in the book)

  2. Every time I see a trailer for this it gets me more interested, the latest one explaining more about what happens especially.

    I wanted to watch Oblivion in the theaters but didn’t get a chance to and once it was out on HBO, I thought it would have been better to watch in the cinema.

    So we’ll probably see Edge when it opens.

  3. I’ll be watching this on Monday, purely because it’s half term here and all the kids will be packing the cinema over the weekend and I’d rather be able to watch it in peace so unfortunately, I won’t be able to contribute to its UK opening weekend box office earnings.

  4. Tom, give it up already.

  5. Bill Paxon! “Game over Man! Game over!”

  6. This movie is adaptation (without credit) from a Japanese light novel called All you need is Kill. The story is exactly the same, even down to the name of the female lead being Rita. It is only credited on Wikipedia and never by any site.


    If anyone is interested. I am just angry when sites the offer movie news, clearly miss giving proper credit.

    • SR and the film’s producers HAVE given it credit, someone just made the ridiculous decision to change the title of the film from All You Need Is Kill to the rather generic Edge Of Tomorrow in the hopes of selling it to “the masses”.

      Andrew Dyce openly hated the change of title a few months ago on this very site.

    • They’ve released a movie-tie-in edition translation for the bookstores, so, they’ve hardly not credited it, since they’ve released merchandise (a novel) with the original story.


  8. Despite the bad publicity, this movie is actually quite entertaining (it opened in my country on 29 May). Tom Cruise as a reluctant hero is quite difficult to imagine because we are so used to seeing him as so full of action and heroism which makes it so refreshing seeing him portray a reluctant hero. There are some witty conversation and the way the story loops is carried out in an interesting non-boring manner. Rather than see Maleficent that is so feministic and tears down our believe in men who are portrayed as totally hopeless, cruel, dishonest and incapable of love. So go see this movie that leaves you with the same smile that Cage gives to Rita at the end of the movie….Oh and just get Entertained!.