I finally made myself see it. Soon, it will be displaced by other summer titles, and I knew that if I wanted to see it on the big screen, time was of the essence.

Why did I go? Someone I respect urged me to see the movie because of the writing, and I resisted because of Tom Cruise.

So, the story is fresh and clever, and the direction and editing complement the narrative and keep the story moving. As always, I admire Emily Blunt, who brings an authentic intensity to every role I’ve seen her play, and the supporting actors are well-cast.

The sticking point for me is still Tom Cruise. I don’t think I’ve really liked him in a film since Born on the Fourth of July (fitting to remember that this week) and Magnolia.

I wish someone else had played Cage in Edge of Tomorrow…almost anyone, actually…


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