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Watch Tom Cruise go kill-crazy in new time-looping trailer for Edge of Tomorrow

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Mar 25, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT (Updated)

Sure, it's Groundhog Day with vicious alien invaders, but dang if this first full trailer for Warner Bros.' Edge of Tomorrow doesn't snap us to attention.  With eyes wide open, catch Cruise's greenhorn super-soldier as he grapples with his preordained death in the jagged crosshairs of swarming extraterrestrial warmongers called Mimics ... over and over and over.

The kinetic drop-zone scenes remind us of Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sander's hypnotic live-action ads for Halo 3: ODST, with the heat haze of futuristic combat swirling around us in a shell-shocked initiation nightmare.  Directed by Doug Liman (Jumper, The Bourne Identity), the mega-budgeted mystery will have mounting pressure to succeed after the stale taste left by recent sci-fi outings of a similar nature like Oblivion (also starring Cruise), Source Code and Elysium.

Here's the official synopsis:

The epic action of "Edge of Tomorrow" unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again...and again.

But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

Co-starring Emily Blunt, this $110 million movie is adapted from Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s manga novel All You Need Is Kill and leaps into theaters in 3D and IMAX 3D on June 6, 2014.

Think Cruise's career is what's stuck on repeat, or are these mindbending military forces truly special?

(Via Geek Tyrant)