Edge Of To­mor­row

Western Times - - LIFE -

Wed­nes­day, nine, 8.30pm, M (2014)

Di­rec­tor Doug Li­man (Mr & Mrs Smith, The Bourne Iden­tity) de­liv­ers a com­pelling and fast-paced pop­corn sci-fi flick that might’ve failed in less ex­pe­ri­enced hands. Set in the near fu­ture, it sees Tom Cruise take on the type of role he rel­ishes as ar­ro­gant Ma­jor Wil­liam Cage, who finds him­self out of his depth when he is de­ployed in a bat­tle with aliens that are tak­ing over Earth. In a Ground­hog Day-es­que sce­nario, he is quickly and vi­o­lently killed, but finds him­self wak­ing up again and again on the same day, al­low­ing him to grad­u­ally build up an ar­se­nal of skills for the com­bat. Ver­sa­tile Emily Blunt adds a touch of class to pro­ceed­ings as a tena­cious fighter, but you needn’t find any ex­cuses to see this tightly wound, clever acti on thriller.

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