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Earlier this week, we got a glimpse of some grainy war pictures from upcoming Groundhog-Day-meets-Independence-Day scifi flick, Edge of Tomorrow. They seemed to show a movie which wouldn't shy away from some pretty massive battle sequences, and the new trailer certainly confirms that. Check out and doing a bit of a Saving Private Ryan below:


Well, it certainly looks impressive. Although I am concerned the futuristic and gritty war aspect of the film could be undermined by another cliche and hammy romantic subplot between Cruise and Blunt. However, at the moment, I'm still staying caustiously optimistic for Cruise's most recent venture into scifi.

Want to find out what all this alien slaying is about? Well, check out the official synopsis 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. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to little more than 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 on June 6 2014. Now, military history geeks among you might notice that the release date is rather symbolic. June 6th is the date of Operation Overlord — the allied invasion of France in 1944 — an event which is clearly referenced in Edge of Tomorrow's beach invasion scene. Is it a coincidence that a movie depicting the invasion of France is releasing on the 70th anniversary of the real thing? I think not. Kudos Edge of Tomorrow marketting team...

What do you think? Could Tom Cruise be onto a scifi winner? Let us know below.


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