Edge of Tomorrow (2014).
It is difficult for a movie (or TV series, for that matter) to get a truly great rating in this household.
For a start, The Husband is never happier than when he has something to complain about. Secondly, The Young Person still has the attention span of a gnat when it comes to less than compelling properties, is easily disconnected from the experience of absorbing a movie (or TV services), and is most engaged when an actual real strong female lead is present. I am just a picky cow but by comparison to those two, perhaps the most amiable and easy going of the trio.
So you just know already that when we’ve watched something rated 12 or below (or even mild 15’s these days) it’s likely been a family movie experience. And my review can’t help but reflect that.
So. Edge of Tomorrow.
It’s pretty near gosh darn perfect.
William Cage is having a bad day. The next day it gets worse, much worse, and then the day after that is… that next day again. And again. And again. So on, and so forth. Every day he has to try to overcome an alien menace – with the help of Rita, played by Emily Blunt, who is pretty nails hard herself. Every day, if he doesn’t want to lose his ability to reset the day, he has to die.
The pacing is good. The story is good. The effects are outstanding. The pacing, if I may make so bold as to make a second mention of it, is good. The characters are believable and compelling. I could watch this movie over again. And again. And again.