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Entertaining but easily forgettable. Cruise is better than the rest.
on 8 February 2016
This is not a bad movie, however to me it lacked something that makes a good movie great. Action-yes, depth of characters - hardly. Cruise's hero was better than the others, because he sort of evolves from a weak office paper pusher and coward to a decent human being.
The plot is all about the time loop that gives Cruise a chance to learn and train and eventually figure out what needs to be done to win.
I watched this after the Oblivion and I found that despite Oblivion didn't have the same level of action and special effects, it delivered on many more levels. May be I am more impressed by a human vs super almighty alien intellect than a human vs vicious computer generated multi-dexterous aliens. Although both plots are to destroy humanity and use the planet's resources, I remembered Oblivion and forgot Live Die Repeat almost immediately.