Those of you who know me well probably figured that it was only a matter of time before I reviewed this movie. Before summer 2012, I wasn’t even aware that there was a movie called “Aliens”. I just assumed that every single sci-fi sequel that wasn’t part of a pre-determined trilogy was just a cheap way to cash in on the success of a legendary movie, especially in the case of films with different writers and directors than the original. When I heard that Alien had a sequel, I assumed that it must have been no better than movies such as The Fly II or Die Hard 2. However, when I googled the movie, I found out that it received great critical acclaim upon its release, and that some fans even prefer it over the original. How could it be that this sequel, released seven years after the original film, could follow a movie that many consider to be the greatest sci-fi horror film ever made? Continue reading Aliens Movie Review
What do you get when you combine Groundhog Day with Aliens?
Simply put, you get Edge of Tomorrow, the new sci-fi adventure of the summer. In this film, the earth has been invaded by a strange race of aliens called the Mimics, and NATO has formed a military organization called the United Defense Forces to combat the threat. Tom Cruise plays William Cage, a Major in the UDF who is demoted to a footsoldier after blackmailing his General. After dying in combat with the alien forces, Cage soon discovers that he is doomed to live out this scenario over and over again from the moment that he is placed in the ranks with the grunts, living this day until he is killed off and then restarting from that point. Eventually, Cruise meets Sergeant Rita Vrataski, a battle-hardened soldier who is aware of his condition. The two embark on a quest to find the source of the Mimic threat, and the film that unfolds is one very fun ride. Continue reading Edge of Tomorrow Movie Review