Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Directed by Doug Liman 7.5/10 I didn't really like the trailer for this film but decided to give it a go because of the good reviews and it stars the usually dependable Tom Cruise. The film is about an officer (Cruise) who finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior (Emily Blunt) gets him closer and closer to defeating the enemy. The film is well made, with excellent effects, action sequences and a solid script. What I did not realize is that it would be intentionally and successfully funny as well which made it feel a little close to Groundhog Day than I was expecting. The comparison that it is Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers is not unwarranted but the film still feels original and fresh and should provide entertainment to anyone who takes the plunge.