Episode 143 - Doug Liman Focus: 2014's Edge of Tomorrow

 

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Who is Doug Liman? He's a director that everyone seems to forget yet is as important and talented as many of his contemporaries like Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, or Quentin Tarantino (among others). A list of his best achievements include Swingers, Go, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Identity, Fair Game, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Now with the new sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, Doug Liman continues his string of some pretty intense cinema.

A few years in the future, a meteor carrying some sort of alien entity, crashes into Western Europe. It grows and becomes a sentient enemy to Earth. When Tom Cruise's character is forced to fight in a D-Day type of invasion to stop the invaders, he is suddenly stuck within a time loop created by the extraterrestrial which actually allows him to have an advantage in the war to save Earth.

Dark Discussions talks about this well received film that surprising has been very lukewarm at the box office. Discussions include Tom Cruise and his power (or lack thereof) at the box office, the time loop concept within the film, and the screenplay written by Academy Award winner Christopher McQuarrie based off the Japanese novel All You Need Is Kill written by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. To conclude, did your co-hosts enjoy the film? Listen to find out.

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