We Don’t Blame You For Missing Edge Of Tomorrow. We Blame The Trailer.
This article is from our friends at Trunkworthy
The should-have-been blockbuster from Tom Cruise and Mission Impossible writer/director Christopher McQuarrie had everything going for it. And yet . . .
When the trailers and TV spots promoting Edge Of Tomorrow hit screens in 2013, it was no surprise the movie tanked at theaters: The film was marketed with a slow, plodding succession of dramatic moments set to music so anesthetic that the action scenes seem like flashy punctuation marks to the intense, romantically charged dreck on screen. Lots of Tom Cruise looking at Emily Blunt in poorly lit, dingy spaces . . . and some car chases. Strangely boring car chases. It projected a sort of “When Starship Troopers Met Children of Men” quality, which is probably not a movie you’d want to watch and, thankfully, is nothing at all like the movie you get to —and need to — watch.
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