Fans of Groundhog Day and watching Tom Cruise die a lot are in for a treat with the new Edge Of Tomorrow. When our world is invaded by a race of relentless, unstoppable aliens, Major William Cage (Cruise) is sent into battle ill-equipped and ill-prepared. Outnumbered and outmanned, Cage is killed easily, thrusting him unexpectedly into a time loop where he is forced to relive the brutal battle (and his death) again and again. The film opens nationwide June 6, but The A.V. Club has a chance for you to attend an early screening here in Chicago on Monday, June 2. Simply follow the link here and enter the RSVP code AVCLUB66TY. Remember, seating is first come, first serve, so arrive early! A full synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.
“The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.”