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    Posted: 03/July/2014 at 20:00
Now there will be spoilers in this post so I will Announce upcoming spoilers Spoiler in big letters. Now this was ALMOST a passable Movie, If it ended about 3 mins before it does it would have been a passable but blatantly ripped off movie.


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Tom Criuse plays a Major in the American Army called Cage who fails at trying to blackmail his was out of a war against Aliens. He eventually goes to war and promptly dies, but conveniently he encountered a rare alien and got his blood all over him so now he is Groundhog daying it until he can defeat the boss Alien. 

He meats this Soldier called Rita or something played by Emily Blunt, Now she had this Alien Blood thingy before but doesn't anymore because of a Blood transfusion, and through another convenient Plot twist they figure out a away to beat the Alien. (I must stress that this part of the movie is basically the same as when Bill Murray relives his Day falling for the bit of Skirt). Eventually Cage gets injured and has a blood tranfusion so he loses his Groundhog Day Powers, but not before they find out the true Lair of the Alien Boss which is in Paris. They go To Paris, kill all of the Squad which are easily led into going with him and the Full Metal Bitch (Rita's Nickname), And Defeat the Alien Boss. 

This is the fucking worst part the Ending, They Beat the Boss Then the Movie Restarts From the Fucking Beginning and he see's his gullible squad training, then goes to Meet Rita who obviously doesn't remember him and Boom End of the Film. 

It is so badly crowbarred in it is frustrating because untill then it was Groundhog Day with Metal Death Suits that kill Aliens.

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It was so almost an OK but man that ending just fucks it up

Lenny's Rating - 5.5/10. Loses at least 2 points for the ending
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I think your off about this film, but respect your right to be so! I thought the film was refreshing for both the scifi genre and Tom Cruise. 
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You have a good sense about movies and i frequent you website, but Refreshing for the Scifi Genre?

I fail to see how a film which is basically GroundHog Day (A movie so Iconic using the time resetting day after day or death after death in this case will always be labelled a rip off) with killing suits can be refreshing for the Genre. Neither the premise of Groundhog Day Time Loops or Big Metal killing Suits are refreshing. Tom Cruise playing a hero is not a refreshing change (Maybe the fact he is a coward at first is refreshing) he often plays the wise cracking Hero. A refreshing change would be to see him play the Bad guy or A total backstabbing Coward.

As I said in my rant (Which I wrote directly after watching the film) The movie was OK until they crowbarred in that ending so sloppily and for no damn reason I think you could see the Ending credits just before the final scene started. Like the studio said No put in a happy ending.

That movie Should have ended with the shock (and what would have made this film good as opposed to ok with a shitty ending) would have been for the news report about killing the Alpha in Paris and Tom Cruises Character receiving a full military Honors Burial. 

But that's just my view.  
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It's refreshing because it has a true sense of it's ridiculousness. Also your point regarding Cruise is off. William Cage isn't a hero, in fact he's a coward. He only goes to war because he's stripped of his title and forced into action. If not for the alien enabling that looping ability he'd have been long dead. 

You didn't mention one very important element that separates this film from other in sci-fi. Not since Ripley in the Aliens franchise have we had a strong, well-built female character. In fact I'd say not since Princess Leia has one even been written (Ripley was written genreless). Not only that, but Emily Blunt absolutely owned it. She was strong, fierce, and a real leader to her people. She was a welcomed breath of fresh air in a movie world almost devoid of strong feminist protagonists. 

For anyone who'd like to read it here are my thoughts on a film that deserves your money far more then Michael Bay's latest shit fest: http://filmsnobreviews.com/2014/06/review-edge-of-tomorrow/

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Emily Blunt did play the part she was given well, but in my opinion her well played role and Robbie Coltrane were the best things about a movie (Coltrane was wasted in this he should have had a bigger part).

I don't see the looper ability as being fresh as it wasn't it was Groundhog Day with Guns.

But as I stated my main gripe is the tacked on Wish washy ending. End it with Cruise and Blunt sacrificing themselves to kill the Alpha and that would have been an amazing twist. Not bring them back to life which seemed to me like a studio cop out more than the writers intent to be fair
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I'll agree with the ending was a package with a bow on top. 
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The blatant Groundhog Day thing was always going to be a issue with critics but I really enjoyed this film, one of the better performances from Cruise in recent times as well.

It was very much Starship Troopers meets Groundhog Day but if you can look past that it's a decent bit of entertainment.
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I still hate the ending

Watched it a few times since and it's the ending that annoys me. The movie itself isn't amazing but if they didn't stick on the shitty ending I wouldn't have been irritated by it
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