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30 June 2014 @ 12:56 pm
Edge of Tomorrow (Non-spoilery version)  
We went to see Edge of Tomorrow on friday.

All in all it was pretty awesome. It was, as expected, Groundhog Day combined with an alien invasion. That might seem like an odd combination but they did a pretty good job of it.

I've only got two significant complaints about the movie. Number one is that i think the ending was a little too predictable and wrapped things up a little too nicely. (And arguably did so via a minor "cheat".)

Number two is that it starred Tom Cruise. He did a perfectly fine job acting, but i feel bad about giving money and recognition to Scientology. Even at the 2nd or 3rd degree.

(And because apparently there are still a few people out there who don't know that Scientology is seriously bad juju, here's why: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology_controversies "Operation Snow White" and "Operation Freakout" are probably the best known issues.)

Also, on a side note: It's set up right at the beginning that the alien pod crashed in the middle of Germany. You then see a map of the aliens spreading through Europe, colored in red of course, until they've got pretty much everything. And now the Allies (technically the United World something or other i believe, but the UK and US are the primary featured members) are staging an attack out of Britain onto the beaches of Normandy. So it's definitely a blatant WW2 allegory, with the Germans cast as an alien hive mind. I wonder how well the movie is playing in Germany? =P