Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow Trailer Vs. Nietzsche

March 26, 2014 | Marina Galperina

The new trailer for Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow is here. Click above to watch. Tom Cruise is a soldier with a robo-suit battling aliens in the future. Then he dies. Then he wakes up earlier that day. Then he goes to battle aliens. Then he dies. Then he wakes up earlier that day.

Yes, I know. Groundhog Day. And Source Code. And Nietzsche. Like, Ouroboros, eternal returns, amor fati and all that.

Fellow man! Your whole life, like a sandglass, will always be reversed and will ever run out again, – a long minute of time will elapse until all those conditions out of which you were evolved return in the wheel of the cosmic process. And then you will find every pain and every pleasure, every friend and every enemy, every hope and every error, every blade of grass and every ray of sunshine once more, and the whole fabric of things which make up your life. This ring in which you are but a grain will glitter afresh forever. And in every one of these cycles of human life there will be one hour where, for the first time one man, and then many, will perceive the mighty thought of the eternal recurrence of all things: – and for mankind this is always the hour of Noon.

And the M-Brane Theory. Help me out, Rust.

That. But more like Nietzsche. And with aliens, explosions and Tom Cruise doing what Tom Cruise does best and that is being the best fucking action hero he can be. Hey, asshole killjoy from the Village Voice who didn’t like Oblivion!

…watch him do all he does in movie after movie: modeling jumpsuits and sunglasses; racing about on a dirt bike; getting tied to a chair; running in that stiff and measured way that makes him look like an animated GIF titled ‘Tom Cruise Running.’

Yes, asshole killjoy. You. Tom Cruise runs awesome. He is good at running. And at kicking ass. He’s going to kick alien ass now. And it will be awesome. Also, Nietzsche.