Do you think Tom Cruise learned his lesson? Do you think he looks at the years 2005 through 2010 as his “dark” period? Because he’s headlining a number of huge Hollywood movies now that Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol made piles and piles of money. His latest is All You Need is Kill, and from the image below, we have to say we’re sold.
Here’s Cruise in this movie:
Cruise will next be seen in Jack Reacher this December, then comes the film he made with Joseph Kosinski – Oblivion - which is tentatively due out in April 2013, while All You Need is Kill is due in March of 2014. It strikes us that if Oblivion is going to keep that release date we should be seeing a trailer sooner than later, as with those two attached we’d expect it’s not a cheap film. On top of which Cruise is set to headline the Van Helsing reboot, and is developing a remake of The Magnificent Seven, and Paramount obviously wants another Mission: Impossible. So his schedule is on the crazy side.
And though we’re okay with Cruise being back, the man is also fifty years old, and is still one of our leading action heroes, playing roles he could have just have easily played ten or even twenty years ago. That’s just weird. Tom Cruise doesn’t seem to want to slow down. Can’t blame him. Since the image doesn’t tell you much about the movie, here’s the film’s synopsis:
The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien horde, with no second chances.
Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and then dropped—untrained and ill-equipped—into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an Alpha down with him. But, impossibly, he awakens back at the beginning of the same hellish day, and is forced to fight and die again…and again. Direct physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop—dooming him to live out the same brutal combat over and over.
But with each pass, Cage becomes tougher, smarter, and able to engage the Mimics with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt), who has lain waste to more Mimics than anyone on Earth. As Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated battle becomes an opportunity to find the key to annihilating the alien invaders and saving the Earth.
Does this picture get you psyched?