There's an unexpectedly big, big heart beneath the film's spectacles and, after a decade long of introducing its each and every character, the film doesn't hesitate to start off big and create enough time to delve into the humanistic side of its villain. The film should (and kind of did) leave an impact to its viewers, although (like many other Marvel films) it still suffers from a largely uneven tone while kicking the same old formula to create tense and…
Watching EDGE OF TOMORROW is like you're playing an RTS game with unlimited lives. It's an expanded, war version of GROUNDHOG DAYS, except that some of the formulas do not work that well. The more you get into the movie, the more you find there's something wrong--and you can't stop to re-think what you've just had because this movie keeps you moving (or accelerating) forward. That's why it's exhausting; it wants everything to end fast, with all possible (but ineffective) ways it has. Which is bad, because the premise is nicely introduced and, well, everything's fine in the beginning.
Joko Anwar's skillful charm on technical aspects didn't help this film from being yet another average horror film. Many elements of the story seem deeply problematic--or, may I say, dumb--as if they're there just to hype up the horrors. It may end up being a fun, crowd-pleasing film, 'though, if you enter the theater just absent-mindedly.