Once Bitten, Twice Shy

Posted: May 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

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This weekend, Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt is released. The film, about an alien invasion that requires Cruise to die repeatedly in a loop, has been gathering a huge about of positive press and looks set to make a mark on the box office.

I must admit, many months ago,when first seeing the trailer I thought it was proof of a complete lack of originality in Hollywood science fiction and told anyone that would listen that it was going to be nothing but a Frankenstein’s Monster of The Matrix, Source Code, District 9 and Groundhog Day. I would cynically declare that the only thing it would be good for is demonstrating the phenomenon of Tom Cruise looking younger than he did in Minority Report, twelve years ago, whilst his leading ladies stayed the same age. I had made up my mind about Edge of…

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