Monday, May 18, 2015

Cinema Cycle - Edge Of Tomorrow


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

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DATE VIEWED: 05/15/2015


FORMAT: Streaming (Google Play)

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 52 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 27.9 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 1708.3 miles

SYNOPSIS: A corporate ad-man is drafted to fight an alien enemy that can control time and he re-lives the same battle day after day.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Mind bending science fiction, that is engaging to watch, but starts to get a bit far fetched after a while.

PROS AND CONS: This is arguably Tom Cruz’s best genre of film.  The every man action hero with lots and lots of visual effects and stunts.  In that vein, he is almost the current version of Cary Grant / James Stewart in their Alfred Hitchcock heyday.  

This film is extremely CGI (computer graphic imagery) rich, with every scene in some way enhanced with special effects.  While it makes the film engrossing to watch with a lot of detail, eventually this starts to take the starring role and the concept of the plot starts to get lost.  

The better acting in this film is done by Emily Blunt and Tom Paxton who play their characters to to the hilt.  Mr. Cruz is good as well, but after a while he always seems to be playing the same character.  


To read an overview of this project, check out the initial post for this series.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.