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The trailer to Hollywood’s Tom Cruise vehicle adaptation of time loop military SF light novel All You Need Is Kill -retitled to “Edge of Tomorrow” for the discerning American audience – has been attracting attention amongst fans of the original, with some even prepared to concede it may actually be good.

The trailer seems to have earned some approval, although there are still the expected complaints about Hollywood taking liberties with the source material from Japanese fans, and the production still seems to be having trouble living down unflattering shots of Cruise lumbering about in a powered exo-skeleton.

The Japanese release retains the All You Need Is Kill title:

The latest short trailer:

The main trailer:

The movie is due for release June 6th.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    16:50 16/04/2014 # ! Good (+0.8)

    No, just no, their hearts are in the right place, but i feel that with movies like these, you have to stick to the source material as much as possible.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:43 16/04/2014 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    No one in Hollywood can stick to the source material with even English language novels/comics, for example X-men:days of raping a great comic book story. Hell even stuff that is done well like Game of Thrones they muck about with the details. Too much cocaine-fueled delusions of grandeur.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:11 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    To be fair, Japan routinely rapes manga. The number of awful manga adaptations far outnumber the good ones. If you want to see a first class hatchet job, check out Shinobi, which is a live action movie based on Basilisk, which was an anime based on the novel Kouga Ninpouchou....not even hollywood could butcher a story as bad as the Japanese did in Shinobi.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:54 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Hollywood can't butcher anything? Two words: Dragonball Evolution

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:38 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've got 5: Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:53 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    isnt bad as hollywoodan movies

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:56 16/04/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    It looks good, only those differences are too bid for me. At least they changed the title, so you can say it is a movie "inspired" by the original novel, not an adaptation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:00 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's pretty much what you do to avoid the wave of criticism of making a half-assed job.

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    Comment by fxc2
    00:40 17/04/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Not to defend Hollywood's adaptation which will probably suck but man, 'All you need is kill' is a terrible name. If you want to use a 'cool' foreign name for your work at least try to make it make sense.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:17 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    sure but then you'll face copyright laws for naming your manga the same as another manga.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:51 16/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    wheres Bill Murray or Punxsutawney Phil?

    i didnt see them in the trailer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:36 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    We could do with more animatronic groundhog.

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    Comment by Dark Mage
    23:13 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Might be a better movie with those two as at least then it would be funny at times.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:37 18/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    To anyone who bitches about "changes from the original".... This is the dumbest complaint ever. There is no way to make a good movie 99% of the time by straight adaption from the book, comic, play.. etc. etc. etc. It has to be changed in order to accommodate the needs of cinema.

    Now... if you want to say, "the changes they made were poor decisions because (anything but it is a change from the original) of other related scenes and character choices included in the movie itself...etc. etc," then go ahead.

    Basically... judge the film only by what it contains.

    Final Note. Yes, many films these days are garbage...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:46 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Certainly better than if it had been made in Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:51 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It if was done in Japan, it would have 1/10 of the budget and the "foreign" characters would be played by Japanese with hair dye.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:32 18/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    In life action remakes of anime why don't they dye their hair to make is some what like the anime

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:24 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    someone with brains atlast, you deserve a medal for your comment!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:22 18/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That doesn't really say much...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:55 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh god, don't remind me. That's not ending well for a certain other mecha live action adaption just recently. Seriously, Jap live action adaption is much worse than Hollywood's, hard to believe as it is. They should stick to animation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:47 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol, I was just reading the manga version.
    http://www.mangareader.net/all-you-need-is-kill/5/16

    Safe to say Tyrone won't be chimping out in the Hollywood version. Everyone would cry 'dass rayciss'.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:45 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sadly, Tom Cruise has already been paid and funneled his money to his $cilon cult.

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    Comment by Trini D. King
    06:35 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Since I have no idea what happens "Edge of Tomorrow's" source material, I can enjoy it (lol) with no regrets.

    The rest of you can go 'zetsubou' for all I care. XD.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:57 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wouldn't be surprised if Linkin Park did the OST.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:54 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    All you need is kill
    All you need is kill
    All you need is kill, kill
    Kill is all you need

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:34 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    -retitled to “Edge of Tomorrow” for the discerning American audience-
    This is gold. I swear, the writing on Sankakucomplex kills me every time.

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    Comment by Dark Mage
    23:07 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually the US title kinda makes more sense.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:04 19/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It has Tom Cruise in it - it will be awful.

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    Comment by FigureGunplaFan
    11:35 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haven't watched the movie, but...

    Despite positive reviews & a box office success, Some (or most) of the All You Need is Kill fans can be a total dick to this movie.

    Why? 'cause Hollywood.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:11 20/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    God Japanese are terrible with titles.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:20 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    "From the Director of The Bourne Identity and Mr. & Mrs. Smith"
    they forgot to add
    "Rip off of slant eyes queer Otaku keyboard Fighter that need Kill"

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:10 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    "May not be Bad" doesn't mean it will be Good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:43 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I didn't even KNOW this was based on a Japanese property, but I still think it looks awesome. If it wasn't for Tom "Hail Xenu!" Cruise it'd be a must-see for me.

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    Comment by Banner
    02:51 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tom Cruise has been making some pretty good sci-fi movies lately since his 'big hollywood blowup'. I am definitely going to see this one and reserve judgement until I do.
    He did a good job on his last couple of sci-fi flicks, I have high hopes for this one. (and yes, picking him to play Jack Reacher was a bit strange as the character is supposed to be over 6 foot tall, but hey that's hollywood.)

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:22 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are you talking about Oblivion? That movie was terrible.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:05 16/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I saw the trailer months ago, but I had no idea this was based off a Light Novel or anything Japanese.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:13 16/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    So it's Groundhog Day with mechs?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:12 16/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yep you answered your own question

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:18 16/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    i'll be frank. i like the manga's armor suit design much, much better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:39 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    To be honest myself, I'd much prefer the more egg-suit like design from the light novel cover.

    The manga suits look way too halo-like.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:19 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    which smells like a lawsuit if the movie airs in the US.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:02 16/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    when i first saw the trailer it reminded me of the cliche of constant repeat in time like steins gate, madoka, or the classic hollywood groundhog day... been there, done that type of theme.

    i'll still watch it though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:10 16/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    This isn't a story of time being repeated, it's a story where time moves forward but the characters reset.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:03 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    This story appears to be writen by a really horrible fps player who got his inspiration from respawning and was rewritten so many times that it ended up like so... But hey what if we can respawn in real life? This somehow kind of feeds that fantasy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:39 16/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was hoping it would be Dust 514: the movie. Instead it's groundhog loop except not really?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:18 16/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Same concept as Groundhog day, the loop resets over and over and over again and they retain their memories from the previous experience.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:24 16/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, Eve universe would be much more compatible with Hollywood. They should leave the novel alone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:43 16/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Endless Eight: The Sci-Fi Shooter

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:35 16/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    So, you didn't read the novel...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:15 16/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why the hell is Cruise still being cast? He can't act at all. Always the same face.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:22 16/04/2014 # ! Good (+0.8)

    "always the same face"
    It's not like he's going to actually get plastic surgery every time he stars in a film.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:57 16/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    lol... classic

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:13 19/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    how much have you spent on your plastic surgeries?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:36 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cruise has killed his facial muscles with botox and can't change his facial expression without plastic surgery. So, in a way you're right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:01 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Reminds me of Tom Cruise being cast as Jack Reacher. Apparently the character Jack Reacher in the books they're based on is this huge motherfucker. But lol Cruise. Hollywood doesn't care.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:40 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    A huge motherfucker? That sounds pretty type-cast for Cruise to me. Wouldn't he be playing himself like in Knight and Day?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:15 17/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    anything with cruise is an instant fail, even the best anime/manga like FMA/Titan/GiTS/etc would suck if cruise was involved in any way.





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