If we told you that you were gonna wake up today and view a picture of Tom Cruise running away from an explosion whilst strapped inside a Mech suit, you’d probably laugh and say, “What are you talking about, film website? You’re nuts.” And yet that’s what you’re going to get, apparently, despite the fact that such an image is totally bizarre in every way. Check it out below.
It’s a still from the upcoming sci-fi action flick All You Need Is Kill, of course, which happens to have one of the dumbest sounding film titles ever. Seriously. All You Need Is Kill. What does that mean? All you need… all you need is… to get… um… kill?
Maybe this plot synopsis can help us to understand the awfulness of that title:
The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien horde, with no second chances.
Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and then dropped—untrained and ill-equipped—into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an Alpha down with him. But, impossibly, he awakens back at the beginning of the same hellish day, and is forced to fight and die again…and again. Direct physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop—dooming him to live out the same brutal combat over and over.
But with each pass, Cage becomes tougher, smarter, and able to engage the Mimics with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt), who has lain waste to more Mimics than anyone on Earth. As Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated battle becomes an opportunity to find the key to annihilating the alien invaders and saving the Earth.
Alien fightin’ Groundhog Day, then? We’re actually intrigued, given that this is the sort of weird concept that films nerds just can’t resist.
Oh, yeah, now we remember! This is based on a Japanese novel. Now the title makes sense. Well, no, it doesn’t… but it makes sense as to why it doesn’t make sense at all.
All You Need Is Kill Mech suits into your life March 14th 2014 and is directed by Doug Liman.
Source: The Film Stage