I just saw this tonight and really thought it was great. The ending timing stuff was a bit odd, but it didn't really bother me. Overall a ton of fun.
They did a weird thing and kind of renamed the video release to be Live. Die. Repeat. Edge of Tomorrow
. I guess it's more descriptive than the original terribly generic title, but goddamn how can they keep screwing up such a great movie with asinine decisions like that?
Also, I love Emily Blunt, even more so when she's a badass, no holds barred super soldier.
Yes, I laughed when I read about that name change for home video. Honestly, I think "All You Need is Kill" would've packed the multiplex.
I could see them renaming Chris Nolan's Memento as "Half Black and White, Half Reverse Order!" Maybe Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" as "Talky People Shoot and Assault Each Other!" and... well I'm sure we could come up with about a hundred riffs on Too Literal Movie Renames.
I liked the film. And while I think it's one of Cruise's most appealing performances, ultimately his off-screen stuff has so ruined his box office appeal (outside of MI-4, and maybe that's more director Brad Bird than Tom Cruise) that I can't help wondering how Edge of Tomorrow might've fared with someone with less baggage in the role.
I loved Blunt in this and Looper, even in The Adjustment Bureau. For some reason, she hasn't quite clicked with North American audiences, box office wise. She probably doesn't wanna keep doing gun-toting butt kickers forever, but if they did an Alien/Aliens remake, I'd vote for her.