Edge Of Tomorrow

Looking through Amazon Prime last night I came across this. The title of this film in Japan is “All You Need Is Kill”, which is the name of the Japanese story this was based on, so I thought I had not seen it until a few minutes in. But, I felt like a silly science fiction/action film, and it has The Cruiser, so I was more than happy to watch it again.

I last saw this in 2015, and I had forgotten quite a lot of it, so that was good. Here is some of what I said about it last time:

Tom Cruise is usually a good bet these days, his films are entertaining, don’t require any brain power, and have plenty of action. This one also had a few funny bits which Tom carried out well. The story, which is based on a Japanese novel is pretty good although it is just a futuristic action version of Groundhog Day. The CG was fabs, especially the aliens. Bill Paxton was in this, he has been annoying in some films in the past, but I thought he was good in this and he did some good comedy bits.

I totally agree with myself on all counts. Jolly good fun.

Date watched: September 16th
Score: 9/10
Tommo score: 9/10
Film count 2018: 58

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Tom Cruise may be a Scientology nutjob, but he sure does know how to do the action hero thing, doesn’t he?

All of the Mission Impossible films have been rollicking good rides, and this one is no exception and I have no real complaints at all. There are plenty of plot holes, but in any action film these matter not.

Whilst watching this I was trying to decide if I like the Bond series or the M.I. series more, and I came to the conclusion that they are on equal levelling. I would also rate Daniel Craig and Tom Cruise equally, although Daniel is not a nutjob as far as I know.

Date watched: March 26th
Score: 8.5/10
Film count 2016: 57

Well, this is weird…

Tropic Thunder

I thought this was going to be a good Vietnam war spoof as it had Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., The McConnaughey, Jack Black, and The Cruiser.

It turned out to be bit of a yawn. There were a few funny bits here and there, and Robbo and The Cruiser were fun to watch, but there were just too many flat jokes and it took a serious turn a few times too many.

It gets good reviews on the interwebs though which mystifies me a bit.

Date watched: November 26th
Score: 5/10
Film count 2015: 147