By Yann Kostic from the July 2014 Edition
Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton
“ An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios repeatedly, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer and closer to defeating the enemy.”
Had I read the above overview I might not have selected this movie for viewing. Its kind of a futuristic ‘ground hog day meets really ugly and scary aliens’, so I was a little annoyed at first with the same scenes repeating themselves until the story finally began to unfold. Since
I’m not a science fiction fan I can only say that the movie does deliver an action packed, visually ‘in your face’ production with amazing special effects and a bit of humor thrown in. So if this is your cup ot tea, you’ll probably get a thrill out of it. I suspect this movie was aimed at a much younger crowd than me. (though my husband quite liked it). Maybe I could say it’s a ‘dick flick’ as opposed to a ‘chick flick’. You decide.
IMDB rates the movie quite high at 8.2/10 based on 60,315 users.
Suzanne A. Marshall hails from western Canada and has been living the good life in Manzanillo over the past 8 years. She is a wife, mom and grandma. She is retired from executive business management where her writing skills focused on bureaucratic policy, marketing and business newsletters. Now she shares the fun and joy of writing about everyday life experiences in beautiful Manzanillo, Mexico, the country, its people, the places and the events.
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