I didn't have much interest in this movie but I'm glad I listened to the word of mouth here and the reviews because I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Maybe it's a little convenient at the end that
but I can let it slide for the sake of upping the stakes.
Yeah, I think they had to do that. If Cage could always "reset", then there's no real tension - he had to lose that power if the events were to have any meaning.
I finally got around to seeing this yesterday and liked it a lot. It's been a meh year IMO, but the two movies I saw this week - "Edge" and "Apes" - have helped redeem it.
"Edge" is my favorite of the bunch so far. Clever, smart and fun, it told its narrative in a fairly logical way and didn't spoonfeed the audience. It dropped hints and clues but didn't shove tons of exposition down our throats much of the time, which I appreciated - I don't think the story ever really ground to a halt so Morris the Explainer could appear. That's no mean feat given the complexity of the story.
It was fun to see Cruise alter his usual "true blue hero" template and play a coward for once. Of course, this changes as the movie progresses, but I like the way it makes him out to be such a weasel at the start.
Of course, it comes with some plot holes - those become inevitable in a story of this sort - and I wasn't wild about the finale, but overall, I thought it was a smart, exciting and consistently compelling flick. Too bad it didn't find more of an audience...