Sci Fi Movie Podcast Edge of Tomorrow

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Hosted by Remi Lavictoire, Ian Fults and Tim Allen

Podcast length: 55:39

Sci-Fi Movie Podcast - Edge of Tomorrow PosterThis time on The Sci-Fi Movie Podcast, Rem, Ian and Jonathan dig deeper into  “Edge of Tomorrow” from 2014 and directed by Doug Liman.

The Positive
The most common comment we’ve heard about “Edge of Tomorrow” is ‘what a surprise’, or ‘better than I thought it was going to be’.  Ian and Tim thought it was a fresh take on the time travel loop idea, and it was fun to watch Tom Cruise make the transition from douchbag coward to bad ass hero. We noticed that the movie was very respectful of the Manga story ‘All You Need Is Kill’.  Rem was particularly pleased to see Brendan Gleeson and Bill Paxton in the film.

 

The Negative
Jonathan, Tim and Ian found the beginning to be somewhat slow, and thought about 15 minutes could have been edited out to speed things up.  While Ian enjoyed it, he didn’t feel compelled to see it again or drag someone to see it. It was a decent loop story but he believes other stories have done it better.  We all agreed the title (Edge of Tomorrow) was a weak throw-away title that really didn’t sell the storyline.  Interesting to see that the DVD covers more prominently display the words ‘Live. Die. Repeat.’  even bigger than the film title.

The Verdict
If you’ve not see ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ expecting it to be a pointless Tom Cruise money vehicle, you’ll be pleasantly surprised how fun this movie is!  Like Director Doug Liman said, it’s Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers. This is a fun, interesting movie with a great balance of story, action and humor that’ll keep you engaged to the ending credits.

Here’s a link to that other Manga Ian was talking about:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puella_Magi_Madoka_Magica

Seth Heasley’s link to article on why the ending might just be great:
http://badassdigest.com/…/film-crit-hulk-smash-why-the…/

Caleb Cunningham submitted this link for those curious about the original Manga ‘All You Need Is Kill’: http://mangafox.me/manga/all_you_need_is_kill/

Also, we talked a bit out the upcoming 10th Annual Podcast awards.  This year, The Sci-Fi Movie Podcast is seeking to be nominated in the Movies / Films category.  Please nominate us at:

PodcastAwards.com

 

 

Director: Doug Liman

Writers: Christopher McQuarrie, Jes Butterworth, John-Henry Buterworth

Novel: Hiroshi Sakurazaka

Cast
Tom Cruise – Cage
Emily Blunt – Rita
Brendan Gleeson – General Brigham
Bill Paxton – Master Sargeant Farell

Edge of Tomorrow Trailer

 

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