"How many times have we been here?"
The full trailer for Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow just dropped, and it is filled to the brim with all kinds of awesomeness. Beyond our wholly scientific assessment, I think you’ll find an engaging, visceral, terrifying an stimulating science-fiction extravaganza waiting in the trailer up above (shared via YouTube). Click. Play. Enjoy!
What do we know about Edge of Tomorrow, beyond the fact that it stars Tom Cruise (still one of largest stars on the planet) and Emily Blunt? Written by Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth, the twisty film casts Cruise as a man who’s forced to relive the same day over and over, waking up every time he dies. But he isn’t watching the annual Groundhog Day celebration! He’s engaged in a lethal, futuristic battle that threatens to wipe out civilization.
Still, it does remind us of Groundhog Day.
However, this full trailer makes the movie look so much better than earlier marketing materials, which couldn’t possibly get into the intricate details of Liman’s story. (Which, no doubt, were punched up by Cruise’s hired gun of a screenwriter, McQuarrie.) The hook of the plot is that Blunt’s character understands, to a certain extent, the odd time loop that has swallowed up Cruise’s character. And the two are using that as an advantage over the alien race that they are fighting.
Trailers are supposed to sell tickets. Edge of Tomorrow is dropping itself into the middle of a very crowded summer marketplace, hanging its hat on Cruise’s name, and the effects on display in this clip. Several other movies have tried that before (hello, Oblivion) and failed. This clip, however, has me very excited for Edge of Tomorrow. I still wish it retained it’s original, bad-ass title All You Need is Kill. So much better. But I’m officially on board with Liman’s upcoming film, which arrives in theaters on June 6. How about you?