ByPaul Thompson, writer at
Lover of all things movie
Paul Thompson

After having just watched the excellent Edge of Tomorrow, directed by Doug Liman and starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, I would like to share with you a small but interesting ‘snippet’ of Edge of Tomorrow trivia.

If you haven’t as yet sampled this great Action/Sci-Fi offering from Warner Bros, then book your tickets now and if you have and were wondering what the extremely effective weapon wielded by Special Forces warrior, Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt), is, then prepare to be enlightened.

Is the weapon:

  • A. A custom-made samurai sword crafted by legendary Japanese swordsmith, Hattori Hanzo?
  • B. An over-sized cricket bat signed by the whole England team?
  • C. A highly complex, futuristic, alien-bashing lightsaber?


No, the alien-slicing weapon wielded so effectively by Rita Vrataski is… a sharpened helicopter blade. How improvised and badass is that??

As attested to by stunt coordinator/2nd unit director, Simon Crane, in the following insightful video of enhanced trailer content for Edge of Tomorrow.

Thank you.


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