A movie review written by: Lee Sonogan
1h53min (2014) Action, adventure, sci-fi
Rita Vrataski: We should just reset.
One of the best Tom Cruise movies in modern times. The science fiction, action movie is about a soldier fighting aliens that gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies. It is a story based on All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. He got the idea from video-gaming and resetting it over and over until finding the winning strategy. With a budget of 178 million it made 370.5 million at the box office.
starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, Cruise has said that Emily Blunt was an actress he wanted to work with for a long time, and he recommended her to the producers for the role of Rita. Brad Pitt was originally considered for the role of Bill Cage. But Tom Cruise was chosen because the director Doug Liman wanted to see him play a character that he had never done before. To Tom Cruise’s credit he did all his own stunts. It was filmed almost entirely at Leavesden Studios, where the Harry Potter films were made.
The first writer on the film, Dante Harper, who did not receive final credit, sold his script to Warner Bros in 2010 for over one million dollars. And was featured in the 2010 Blacklist, a list of the most liked unmade scripts of the year. It became Tom Cruise’s first movie outside of the Mission: Impossible films to gross over 100 million dollars domestically since War of the Worlds in 2005.
One of the best made sci-fi movies of 2014. A sequel, called Live Die Reapeat and Repeat is currently in development. Tom Cruise said he made this film for the audience. And he sure did. It is witty, full of thrilling scenes and many brutal moments. Cruise and Blunt use their chemistry together to create strong scenes. Plus the soundtrack is almost perfect connected to each scene. The ending involves time travel logic. I recommend this movie to fans of Tom Cruise and people who are interested by the overall concept of this film.
Rita Vrataski: What do we do now?
Lt. Col. Bill Cage: I don’t know. We’ve never gotten this far.