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Man Movie Encyclopedia: Edge of Tomorrow

January 10, 2020 | Posted by Caliber Winfield
Edge of Tomorrow

Greetings, beautiful people!

Not much to say here in the preamble except, go see Ip Man 4. If you haven’t seen any of them, get the hell on it. Arguably the greatest martial arts films of all time.


We open up with news clips bringing us up to speed. A metor landed 5 years ago in Germany, and since then, the invading alien force that was on it, have slowly been conquring Europe. However, the world’s military have a new mech-suit they feel can win the war for them, especially with a mascot, a female fighter who lead the first victory against the aliens known as “mimics”. William Cage, a Major in the military who basically does PR work. However, he’s being forced to lead the battle that’s coming up, on the shores of France. Something he does not want to do. Something he tries to get out of. Something he does not get out of.


He gets thrown in to a unit, armed with a Mech-Suit, and sent out on the first wave. Everyone gets wiped the fuck out, with Cage dying as well, after pulling a claymore mine on a big mimic. He then wakes up in the same spot he did the day before, unsure of what’s going on, but sure he’s done all this before.


He goes back to combat, and this time he dies saving the chick who lead the only victory, an American soldier affectionally titled Full Metal Bitch. He keeps dying, and when he finds the Full Metal Bitch again, she figures out who he is, and says to come find her when he wakes up. He does, and she explains that it happened to her, but then she lost it.


She takes him to a friend of hers who also believes it, and they map out to him what they know already. I can tell you right now he’s a better man than me, because the second I found out they knew, and they’d trust me, there’d be a lot of convos that went like this:

Caliber: OK, so, as you know, I have the power. And, uh, it’s a little different than when you had the power. Yup, oh, wait, I’m getting a vision….yes, yes. OK, apparently a massive weakness for the mimics is if I have sex with big booty bitches. Yeah, oh man. Yeah. Apparently thousands of them will die every time I sex up Phoenix Marie. Oh…getting another vision….yup, here we go. OK, apparently I’ll get extra mimic-killing power if ya’ll get me a pizza. Hells yeah.

The mimics are all connected to a centeral unit, and it has the ability to control time. Hence why they keep winning these battles. There’s a rare type known as an Alpha, and when you get their blood in you, you absorb the power to keep coming back. They decide he’s their only hope to end the war, and find the Omega. So, he begins training, to be as efficent in combat as possible. Main rule is if you get injured, you die. Because she was injured, had a transfusion, and lost her powers. Good thing she figured that out before she died, because if it were me, I’d have still thought I had the power, found out I didn’t have any more Fruity Pebbles and kill myself.
So, Cage gets a vision of where the Omega is, in a dam somewhere. So, him and FMB map out the plan to get there. They arrive at a farm house, where they find a helicopter. Cage doesn’t wanna fire it up, because he says no matter what he does, she dies when that engine fires up, as it attracts Mimics. She refuses to listen, because, women. Starts it up, and of course, she dies. Then he dies. After this, he goes it alone to the dam. However, once there, he discovers it’s a trap, as they’ve figured out who he is, and want their powers back.
So, they devise a new plan. Their engineer friend has a device that if plugged into an alpha, can tell them where the Omega is. However, their only working version is in the General’s office, the same General that sent Cage into the military. They finally get the device, but of course the General has to be a raging dick about it. They get attacked, with Cage being partially injured via a gunshot, and they give him a blood transfusion. He’s out of power, but they know where the Omega is. They need a plan, they need a team. So, Cage goes and recruits J-Squad, his team from the beginning. He convinces them by showing how he knows everyone and everything about them, they’re reluctant, but Rita shows up, and they’re all on board. The Omega is located in Paris, at the bottom of the Louvre.
They show up and get to work, unfortunately losing every member of the J-Squad along the way.


They finally get to the basement, where Rita is killed by an Alpha, who also goes on to kill to Cage, but not before he pulls the pin on a strip of grenades that sinks to the bottom and blows the Omega up, which immediately shuts down all the aliens. What also happens, however, is whatever powers the Omega has, seeped into him, and he wakes up even earlier than he was all the previous times he died. When he does, the war is over. The aliens have fallen. He heads to find Rita, and that’s where it ends…

1-Liners: 0
Guys Beat Up: 0
Guys Killed: 5
Swear Words: 1
Boobies: 0
Explosions: 20
Chase: 3
Broken Bones: 0
Fight/Shoot-Out At Motel?: No
Guy Get Girl? Yes
Guy/Girl Smoke?: No

Based on a magna by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, he said that he got the idea from restarting a video game over and over until he had the winning strategy.

The suit weighed around 85lbs.

Cruise did all of his own stunts.

Tom didn’t want the suits to look too CGI, so he showed up 2 months early to help research and devlop them.

The movie takes place in 2020. So, we should have those suits in no time.

Your boy LOVES this movie. I think it’s one of the most enjoyable films to watch on it’s first run. Don’t get me wrong, I love to re-watch this sucker, but that first time, when you have no idea what to expect, it’s fucking awesome. Everything about this film is top-notch. Your boy literally has zero complaints. Funny, shit ton of action, great effects, and an interesting story through out the entire movie. Can’t recko it enough.
***** Head-Butts out of 5

Any questions, comments, drunk-ramblings, feel free to send them my way, I always dig hearing from you, the beautiful people.
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