You’ve got to hand it to Tom Cruise. He’s got a quality which seemingly prevents him from being cast opposite women his own age. Whether or not this flagrant wodge of sexism bothers you, or you truly believe Cruise possesses a sexual prowess to rival that of a confined rabbit… there’s no mistaking his love of guns and action in this latest trailer for Edge Of Tomorrow.
Warner Bros. latest spot of marketing for director Doug Liman’s sci-fi action romp goes all-out. This four-minute long behemoth dives into great detail as to what precisely Cruise is doing, apart from charging about with a gun and a helmet doing his best Casper Van Dien impression. Tasked with saving the world, he plays a military officer whose duty is to bring down an alien race’s giant hive. So far, so normal.
Except, he’s spectacularly bad at it. As opposed to a quick death followed by the credits and legions of pissed cinemagoers, he continues to come back to life after every death. His angel in waiting is Blunt’s Special Forces toughie, who looks like a modernized Ellen Ripley, who must train him. You know, so he actually does his job and stops getting senselessly killed. This extended cut is equally as tantalizing as previous trailers, and establishes a little more of the relationship between the two comrades. Scope it out, along with the plot summary, below!
The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.
Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again.
But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.
Edge Of Tomorrow opens in US cinemas in 2D, 3D, 3D IMAX and the previously undiscovered 4D on June 6th.