Saturday, April 4, 2015

Edge of Tomorrow

(Doug Liman, US, 2014)

A big, rowdy mess that never lives up to the (minor) promise of its premise.  I guess one ought to throw Cruise and co. a bone for at least attempting to start a new franchise, rather than slog away at the various old ones floating around out there like garbage islands.  Emily Mortimer is good as a steely, fierce warrior/love interest.  But the movie lives in a murky cloud of CGI gloom.  The script is flabby, silly stuff, and the action is yet another heaping course of palsied camerawork and digitized carnage.  Not much fun.

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