An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault. Major William Cage 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.
Directed by: Doug Liman
. Starring: Tom Cruise
, Emily Blunt
, Brendan Gleeson
, Bill Paxton
, Jonas Armstrong
, Tony Way
, Kick Gurry
, Franz Drameh
, Dragomir Mrsic
, Charlotte Riley
, Masayoshi Haneda
, Terence Maynard
, Noah Taylor
. Music by: Christophe Beck
One of the amazing movies i have ever seen. To the people who may not understand the ending.. Here u go ✌ In the first I'm really so tired of hearing everyone complaining about the ending. It isn't confusing at all, and you don't need a diagram with different colors representing different planes of existence, or other crap. I've heard people mention Omega blood being more potent so Cage jumps back further. I've heard people saying ridiculousness about them existing in different times or something. I've even heard people saying it was all a dream that Cage had while he was in the helicopter. There are many other ideas out there, and I disagree with all of them. Yes, I even disagree that the studio changed the ending from the books ending so they can make sequels, or just quickly finished it without thought. This angers me the most. I LOVED this movie, and after I watched it last night I spent the whole drive home explaining the ending to my wife and she finally gets it....SO here it goes, for your reading pleasure:
There are 2 things that you need to understand before I write this: #1. THIS IS WHY EVERYONE IS CONFUSED WITH THE ENDING...When a person is tased they are not unconscious for 24 hours...They are only unconscious for 2-3 hours at best. REMEMBER THIS, it's common sense!!! #2. When an AlphaOmega is killed and their blood is transferred to a human that AlphaOmega ceases to exist because the human takes that beings place. This is why the Alpha that Cage killed never returns to the battlefield, AND why the Omega never returns...But I'll get to that later. Cage is now that Alpha and when he dies the Omega resets time 24 hours (1 day) FROM WHEN THE ALPHA WAS ORIGINALLY KILLED.
I will now give you a timeline of events. This will make it much easier for everyone to understand. Please note that exact times are not mentioned in the movie, so I will be giving the times listed: 7:00AM (Day 1) - Cage wakes up in the helicopter on the way to meet the General 8:00AM (Day 1) - Cage is tased and labeled a deserter following his meeting with the General 10:00AM (Day 1) - Cage is awoken on the base by being kicked and called a maggot (PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS STILL THE SAME DAY) 9:00AM (Day 2) - THIS IS THE NEXT DAY. Cage is dropped from the plane and lands on the beach 9:05AM (Day 2) - Cage stated "I die within 5 minutes of landing on that beach" so this is when he kills the Alpha, and dies in the process
Now every time Cage dies time is reset 24 hours FROM WHEN THE ALPHA ORIGINALLY DIED. This is why when he dies during PT by being ran over he is reset to 9:05AM (DAY 1) AND when he dies much later at the German Dam due to drowning himself he is still reset to 9:05AM (DAY 1). Also notice that 9:05AM is while he is unconscious due to being tased, and rather than the movie showing us Cage sleeping for 55 minutes they just skip to where he is awoken by being kicked and called a maggot.
Now I will explain the ending for all of you: 10:00AM (DAY 1) - Cage is awoken on the base by being kicked and called a maggot 2:00PM (Day 1) - Cage and Rita meet with the General and get the device that Cage shoves into his leg 5:00PM (Day 1) - Cage wakes up after receiving a blood transfusion and losing his ability to reset time 10:00PM (DAY 1) - Cage and Rita convince J-Squad to help them 6:00AM (DAY 2) - Cage kills the Omega, and all of the Mimics die along with it. The Omega's blood is transferred to him and he becomes the Omega, resetting time 24 hours because the Alphas died 6:00AM (DAY 1) - Cage is now sleeping on the helicopter but just like before, rather than the movie show us 1 hour of him sleeping they just skip to where he wakes up on the helicopter. NOTE that at this time the Omega ceases to exist because its blood was transferred to Cage 7:00AM (Day 1) - Cage wakes up. When the helicopter lands he realizes everything has been reset and his friends are all alive once again. Instead of meeting with the General at 8:00AM he sees on the television that the General no longer requires his assistance because all of the Mimics are being easily handled. The "Disturbance" that the General is referring to that happened under the Louvre in Paris is the Omega ceasing to exist because Cage now has his blood.
Once you understand that the end is NOT resetting time 2 days, and it's actually only resetting it a few hours prior to when it was previously resetting, AND when Cage resets the AlphaOmega that he got his ability from ceases to exist it's pretty easy to wrap your head around everything.
They can now easily do a sequel (Cage is the OmegaThere is more than one OmegaAnother asteroid brings more aliensWhatever), or easily not do a sequel (They live happily ever after).
Review by omargamal-52905 from the Internet Movie Database.