EDGE of TOMORROW was one of Tom Cruise's unexpected (but awesome) movies that came out in the last couple of years (Oblivion being the other of the two). The movie ended up earning $369,206,256 (worldwide) and $100,206,256 (USA). The movie is based on a Japanese novel written by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, (also getting a part 2) called "All you need is kill". I have not read the novel but I have read the manga graphic novel and I can say it is a lot different, but i will talk about that later.
Tom Cruise in an interview with MTV about his upcoming movie [Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation](tag:373501) gave a little tidbit saying:
““I pitched it to McQuarrie and Doug. We were there one night and I was like, I’ve got an idea for it.”
He did not hint on any of the storyline that he pitched but because the movie did not go into nearly as much detail as the book, (obviously) there is a lot of potential to a part 2.
So i am very excited about a possible sequel to this movie, with great writers that wrote the Bourne series and Mr and Mrs. Smith. I think this has a lot of potential to even be a big franchise if they dig more into the novel or even take it there own way, it is a very creative book. (Plus no one says no to Tom Cruise anymore.)
EDGE of TOMORROW vs All you need is kill.
Characters: The two main characters in the movie are Major William Cage and Rita Vrataski. William Cage in the movie Starts out as a officer with no fighting background but in the book is a very young guy named Keiji Kiriya. Keiji unlike William Cage, becomes very depressed, confused and almost crazy as he tries to figure out what all is going on. There is also a few whole chapters of the book just on him exploring this time loop and seeing what happens. For example one point he goes into a dinner very tired after resetting a lot and just him being tired changes the circumstances dramatically. unlike in the book when at one point William is tired from looping multiple times tries it different ways each time but not creating a butterfly effect.
Mimics (The aliens): The Mimics in the movie are a lot different then the mimics in the book, not much to say so i will just show you:
The ending: The movie ended with a much more happy Hollywood ending compared to the book. I would have to say i liked the books ending more just because it was a more of a complete ending. Honestly the way the movie ended it really NEEDS another movie.