Confronted with the prospect of a single day repeated for eternity, Bill Murray decided to master the piano. Tom Cruise decides to go a different route. More super-mech-soldier, less tickling the ivories.
Of course, Cruise isn’t really given much choice. Forced to repeat a brutal alien invasion battle which he knows he cannot win, he and a Special Forces badass (Blunt) improve upon his skills so that with each passing day, they get closer to winning the battle.
While terribly cliché’d, the action sequences and special effects may save this movie. I will admit that I’m not the biggest Tom Cruise fan out there. He has the potential to be ok on screen, however ever since his Oprah-couch-jumping session, and all of the Scientology nonsense, I just look at him differently now; kinda like Mel Gibson, though less drunken-racist and more idiot-cult follower. (And before anyone blasts me, I realize Scientology isn’t a cult… but come on, it dances damn close to the definition.)
But I digress. I’m disappointed in the lack of originality in this trailer, and I fully expect the film to deliver the same level of “meh”. I could be wrong. I hope I’m wrong.
I guess we’ll see.