The movie takes this premise and has a great time with it. There is s great sense of humor to certain scenes and Tom Cruise is clearly enjoying himself immensely. Bill Paxton as Sergeant Farell stands out and delivers a note-perfect performance. The action is excellent and the special effects are well done. The relationship between Cruise and Emily Blunt draws out emotions to give the movie a greater impact and a sense of melancholy, even if it doesn't reach a movie like Groundhog Day on that level.
Leaving the theater I was in a state of confusion and was close to dismissing the movie as an illogical mess. Thinking about it further there are a few ways in which everything could make sense. But that would include quantum mechanic theories and some suspension of disbelief. Fortunately I can give a movie quite some leeway under specific circumstances, one of these being the science fiction genre.
Edge of Tomorrow is a fascinating experiment in cognitive estrangement and I'd highly recommend checking it out.
Online: Thursday, July 24, 2014