Edge of Tomorrow 4K review by Bobby Blakey
Director Doug Liman has an impressive film catalog with films like The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Looper. In 2014 he teamed up with Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt for the sci-fi action flick Edge of Tomorrow. Fans have been clamoring for a sequel ever since, but who knows if its ever going to happen. Until then you can bring the flick home on 4K Ultra for the first time ever.
Edge of Tomorrow follows an alien race, undefeatable by any existing military unit, that has launched a relentless attack on Earth, and Major William Cage finds himself dropped into a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage is thrown into a time loop, forced to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again and again. Training alongside Rita Vrataski, his skills slowly evolve, and each battle moves them a step closer to defeating the enemy in this intense action thriller.
I have always been a fan of films like this reliving the events of life over and over when they are handled right. This makes for a compelling film and some fun ways to let each day play out like one of the old “Choose Your Own Adventure” books of my childhood. I loved this film when it came out because it was hitting all those right marks but infusing it with this cool action sci-fi world just made it all the better. Revisiting it I wondered if it would still hold up since I haven’t watched it in sometime, but glad to report I love it all the more than before.
The mech suits are all kinds of awesome and the unique look of the aliens made for some great visuals and action. Cruise carries the action like he always does, but this time around being a less confident and experienced
hero made for something that felt new at the time for the actor. Blunt on the other hand crashes through as a badass and really showcases her ability to carry and action role perfectly.
The 4K transfer looks great and just further enhances this already great looking flick. In addition to the film this release offers up the previously released bonus content including deleted scenes, featurettes and more. Only time will tell if we will ever get the hoped for sequel, but until then you can grab your copy of Edge Of Tomorrow available now on 4K from Warner Bros Home Entertainment.