Edge of Tomorrow 2.0 stars

What if you woke up inside a video game? Specifically, what if you had to go through the brutal grind of dying over and over and over again in order to reach your final objective, learning just a little bit more each time before starting again at the beginning? That's the fate of Major William Cage (an expertly used Tom Cruise), a reluctant-soldier who gets caught up in an alien invader's time loop. Writer Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) handles the concept with aplomb, and he's smart enough to know that the real interest here is what effect this kind of life would have on human relationships. But while he raises the question, he never quite manages an answer. Having gone meta at the outset, the film seems content to slide into First Person Shooter mode for the big finish. Sit still to unlock the secret Summer Blockbuster ending. 2014.

Matthew Lickona

Showtimes

AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego, 888-262-4386

Friday, July 25

3:05pm, 10:50pm

Saturday, July 26

3:05pm, 10:50pm

Sunday, July 27

3:05pm, 10:45pm

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego, 888-262-4386

Friday, July 25

2:30pm, 7:50pm

Saturday, July 26

2:30pm, 7:50pm

Sunday, July 27

2:30pm, 7:50pm

Monday, July 28

2:25pm, 7:40pm

Tuesday, July 29

2:25pm, 7:40pm

Wednesday, July 30

2:25pm, 7:40pm

Thursday, July 31

2:25pm, 11:25pm

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego, 858-768-7770

Friday, July 25

11:35am, 1:50pm, 5:50pm, 8:40pm, 11:25pm

Saturday, July 26

11:35am, 1:50pm, 5:50pm, 8:40pm, 11:25pm

Sunday, July 27

11:35am, 1:50pm, 5:50pm, 8:40pm, 11:20pm

Reading Gaslamp

701 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, 800-326-3264

Sunday, July 27

8:00pm, 10:30pm

Monday, July 28

8:00pm, 10:30pm

Tuesday, July 29

8:00pm, 10:30pm

Wednesday, July 30

8:00pm, 10:30pm

Thursday, July 31

8:00pm, 10:30pm

Regal Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, 858-635-7716

Friday, July 25

1:20pm, 4:05pm, 7:20pm, 10:10pm

Saturday, July 26

10:30am, 1:20pm, 4:05pm, 7:20pm, 10:10pm

Sunday, July 27

10:30am, 1:20pm, 4:05pm, 7:20pm, 10:10pm

Monday, July 28

1:20pm, 4:05pm, 7:20pm, 10:10pm

Tuesday, July 29

1:20pm, 10:10pm

Wednesday, July 30

1:20pm, 4:05pm, 7:20pm, 10:10pm

Thursday, July 31

1:20pm, 4:05pm, 7:20pm, 10:10pm

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