‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Trailer #2: Tom Cruise Has Infinite Lives

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Tom Cruise is usually a pro at chewing bubblegum and kicking butt in his movies, but in the upcoming Edge of Tomorrow his character – Lt. Col. Bill Cage – is more experienced at drumming up support for the army – putting his good looks and charisma to use – than actual fighting. That changes when Cage is punished for insubordination by being deployed in the field, as part of the human resistance against an extraterrestrial army that’s invaded Earth.

Edge of Tomorrow was directed by Doug Liman (Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), who drew from a screenplay co-written by Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) and Jez and John-Henry Butterworth (Fair Game), based on the novel All You Need Is Kill by Japanese author Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Cruise spends most of the film sharing the screen with Emily Blunt (Looper), though such familiar faces as Bill Paxton (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Jeremy Piven (Entourage) also show up to play key supporting roles.

The first trailer for Edge of Tomorrow focuses primarily on establishing the film’s Groundhog Day/Source Code-esque sci-fi premise – Cage gets stuck in a time loop that allows him to relive (and die) on the same day over and over – while the newly-unveiled second preview examines what happens once Cage joins forces with fellow soldier Rita Vrataski (Blunt) – someone who’s also “hijacked” the aliens’  power and been equipped with an infinite number of lives to lose in battle.

edge tomorrow trailer tom cruise Edge of Tomorrow Trailer #2: Tom Cruise Has Infinite Lives

Cruise as Cage is apparently shown dying a lot in Edge of Tomorrow; as illustrated by the second trailer, that sets the stage for some dark comedy, as well as some poignance – with regard to what the future holds, should Cage and Vrataski ever manage to break the cycle, defeat the baddie aliens, and live to tell the tale. Fortunately, it seems that the most enticing aspects of the film (in terms of action and story) are being saved for the actual movie, rather than spoiled ahead of time.

All thing considered, the only significant concern at this point seems to be that Edge of Tomorrow might not have that much depth, as far as thematic/philosophical implications of its premise being examined goes. The futuristic world and battle sequences (featuring soldiers armed with mechanical exoskeletons) seem well-done; so long as McQuarrie and Liman have also given the film just enough brains, then we should be good to go.


Edge of Tomorrow opens in U.S. theaters on June 6th, 2014.

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  1. Looks really good, can’t wait. This might be the first Tom Cruise movie I see in theaters since MI4 (though I did get Jack Reacher and Oblivion on DVD).

  2. Emily <3 <3

  3. I was looking forward to this film until I heard Tom Cruise would star. Being a fan of the book, a young character was the protagonist, not a 50 year old man who still thinks he’s in his thirties.

    • Agreed. It made more sense with a younger character because it was believable that he was a rookie. Tom Cruise playing a ‘new recruit’ and being trained by someone 20 years younger than himself is a little laughable.

      • I take it you didn’t bother to read the article:

        “his character – Lt. Col. Bill Cage – is more experienced at drumming up support for the army – putting his good looks and charisma to use – than actual fighting. That changes when Cage is punished for insubordination by being deployed in the field, as part of the human resistance against an extraterrestrial army that’s invaded Earth.”

        The original story might have a different character, but that’s how they explain the character’s age in this movie. And honestly, I’d much rather watch Tom Cruise than some “cool” and “hip” young guy being a big shot…

    • I’ll check it out anyway. I loved the book, and any time books go to film, there are changes made.

      And yeah, Cruise is in his 50s, but hell, he looks and is in better shape than a lot of men in their 30s.

      • Yeah, he does. I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I really like Tom Cruise in almost everything. Even when I wasn’t excited (Last Samurai, Oblivion) to see him as the star, I came away impressed. He’s an effective actor.

        This film looks very cool from everything that I’ve seen. And Emily Blunt is money.

        • +100 :)

    • In the movie the army is desperate for soldiers. They are losing the battle for earth and losing badly. They basically make anyone that is able join the army; this is why him being older is fine. You should look into reading the book. The book is only around 200 pages and is really good.

  4. I enjoyed Oblivion, and I can see this as being a solid sci-fi that does fairly well.

    Looking forward to it!

  5. Other than Guardians and Cap…this is one of my most anticipated films of the year. Looks better and better every time I see it.

  6. I just hope the sequence of events in the film aren’t predictable and cliche. Fans of science fiction are on average more intuitive than writers give us credit for. You have two great actors in Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise, just deliver with a great script and we’ll have a winner.

    Can’t wait to see this flick!

  7. So he gets to repeatedly die and spend an eternity with Emily Blunt. Why is he trying to stop this?

    • Because Tom dates hotter and better looking women than her.

  8. this movie concept reminds me of a short clip concept called Initium (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBPdAKaxaEE)

  9. Hey ScreenRant, can you post Embed links that actually load and play properly instead of lagging embed clips that never sync up right ever?

    Try embeding Youtube videos. Thanks.

    It’s getting really annoying tryin to watch trailers on Screenrant….

  10. I just want to thank everyone here for actually appreciating Tom Cruise the actor and not have it fall to the usual tabloid negativity about him.

    Yeah I love everything Cruise does because when he’s on screen I know Im getting my money worth. I havent loved all his films but most and I have a feeling this will be his biggest movie since MI4, which is his biggest film, period. I just love the guy made two high concept sci fi films in a row. But drama, comedy, action, whatever he makes the film.

    You keep making them Tom, I’ll keep going, guaranteed!

  11. A new promo from 12.06.2014 here !!!
    http://hdmovies4u.org/?id=george10ulm&title=Edge of Tomorrow Promo
    I’ll be an amazing movie :)