Rating: PG-13, for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material.
This is an extremely violent PG-13 movie. I’m actually kind of amazed that it got a PG-13 rating, but barely any blood results from the pervasive violence and death, so there you have it. Basically, Tom Cruise’s character gets shot in the head over and over again — or he’s devoured by monsters, or he’s hit by a truck — which resets his day, forcing him to relive the same sequence of events with more knowledge and slight tweaks each time. It’s Groundhog Day, with carnage. In the near future, creatures that resemble giant, evil calamari have ravaged our planet. They’re fast-moving, spinning, climbing, flying — they’re totally frightening. Cruise, as a reluctant Army major, and Emily Blunt, as a famously fierce warrior, must team up to manipulate time and stop the assault. Among the elements of the fight is a futuristic storming of the beach at Normandy where massive gunfire, exploding aircraft and general mayhem rule. Director Doug Liman’s film is extremely clever but definitely not suitable for anyone younger than their teens.