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Is 'Edge of Tomorrow' the best film of 2014 thus far?

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By: Curtis Linnell, KSL

Is “Edge of Tomorrow” the best film of 2014 thus far?

In 2014 we have seen great movies like “The Lego Movie,” “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

Well, get ready to add “Edge of Tomorrow” to that list.

In a summer that is going to be dominated by sequels and remakes, there seems to be no room or even excitement for original movies. I will admit I was not that excited to see “Edge of Tomorrow" because it seemed like an action version of “Groundhog Day.”

Not only was the movie great, but it might also be one of the best of 2014 thus far.

“Edge of Tomorrow” was surprisingly fresh and original and it has everything you want in a big summer blockbuster film: great story, terrific cast and awesome action.

Tom Cruise is no stranger to big blockbuster movies. His last film, which also happens to be a sci-fi movie, “Oblivion” under-performed at the box office despite having an 85 percent worth your time on OK.com.

Cruise's character in the movie was different from what we usually see from him in his action movies. He is way more relatable to the average person in this, while Emily Blunt is also fantastic. The roles that Blunt and Cruise play are reversed from what people usually think they would be and it ends up being one of the most brilliant aspects about the movie.

The movie is faced-paced, has tons of action and doesn't have a dull moment with a lot of big explosions and stunning visuals, but they do not go over board like a Michael Bay film. Of course, there is also a lot of Cruise running in a dead sprint as we have all become acquainted with over the years.

For a movie about a guy reliving the same day over and over, the story is engaging and clever. It never gets boring and the story is always building momentum. One of the best and surprising parts of the movie was how funny it was, which is due mostly to the story. The jokes seemed to write themselves and were well-timed and well-placed.

Is this the best movie of 2014 thus far? That was something three of us debated on the Flicks Junkies Podcast this week. Two out of three on the podcast think it is the best movie thus far. We will let you listen to see who does not. We all agreed, though, that this was a great movie and definitely worth a watch.


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