23 Jun '14, 9am

Film Review: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

I recently caught Edge of Tomorrow with a couple of good friends. If you don’t already know, this movie is based on the 2004 Japanese military sci-fi ‘light novel’ – that’s what Japanese young adult novels are called – All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. The novel was considered for a Seiun Award, the Japanese equivalent of a Nebula Award . The protagonist, Cage, (‘Keiji’ in the novel), is a soldier who finds himself trapped in a time loop where he is killed by the enemy and is resurrected, again and again. Cage gradually gets better at fighting but grows desperate to change his fate of never-ending repetition against the enemy beings who have a higher intelligence. If you are a big Japanese popular culture fan, you would naturally cringe at the idea of American remakes. In fact, if you are a fan of the original story, you might be very disappointed to know that th...

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