Film Friday: June 6.
Matt is back to review this weekend’s movies.
Let’s try to ignore the fact that I haven’t posted here in a while and jump right into what’s coming out this weekend.
The Edge of Tomorrow
Tom Cruise is just all about the sci-fi action movies now isn’t he? I mean, I don’t blame him. Liam Neeson was able to give his career some new life with action films, so Cruise is doing nothing out of the ordinary.
Here we see Cruise deal with a fairly common dilemma that normal people deal with every day: Is this where I want to save my video game? Sure Tom is learning something new each time he dies, but at some point he has to make the decision to not die. That is the real conflict.
I predict that at some point Emily Blunt is going to die, and Cruise is going to think about offing himself before deciding to do what’s right for humanity and move on. Tom ends up saving the world, and there is a giant party for the humans.
But what’s this? Why is Emily Blunt at the party?
It will turn out that Tom did actually kill himself off-screen and we were watching Cruise in a timeline where Blunt survived. What a happy ending.
The Fault in our Stars
So here we get a romance starring Shailene Woodley (who I guess is not J-Law) as some teenager (?) with cancer who meets a nice guy in her Dying Anonymous group.
They fall in love and do teenagers-(?)-in-love things, just trying to be happy before the inevitable. But that is not the real story here.
The real story is about how much of a baller Ansel Elgort is. Just in this trailer, we see him rocking some crisp Nikes and a Rik Smits jersey.
You’re running out of time, Woodley. Wife him up before you guys die of cancer.