Day 3 – A Favourite Action/Adventure Movie
You guys may know that I love superhero films, they’re so much fun, and I love getting caught up in all the fight scenes and CGI going on! But, my choice for today’s prompt is not a superhero one!
Edge of Tomorrow (a.k.a. Live Die Repeat)
I loooooove this movie. I hadn’t really heard much about it, it kind of went under most people’s radar, which is hilarious as this movie is amazing and there’s so many big names in it.
The film’s story was adapted from a Japanese novel called “All You Need is Kill”. Basically, in 2015 aliens (called Mimics) arrived on Earth via a meteorite and start attacking. The film is set in 2020, where the Mimics have spread over most of Europe and are killing everyone in their way. Tom Cruise plays William Cage, he’s in public relations, convincing people to join the fight, but not having any combat experience himself. His superior orders him to be there for a landing operation against the aliens, meant to turn the tide and end the war. He initially declines, but they send him off anyway. During the operations, Cage is killed, but wakes up the day before the battle. From here, he gets caught in a time loop, eventually teaming up with Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt) to find a way to defeat the aliens. Rita is a seasoned soldier, very well-respected and feared, nicknamed the “Full Metal Bitch”.
That’s a lot to take in yes. When I first watched this movie, I didn’t even know the plotline. Rory mentioned he wanted to watch it, and I said sure why not. This movie was incredible. The plot, writing, storyline, dialogue, humour and acting made this film such a thrilling and action packed watch. I’ve since heard they’re doing a sequel, and I’m not so sure about that. But then again, I doubted the first one, and it blew my mind.
Have you guys seen Edge of Tomorrow?
What’s your favourite action/adventure movie?