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By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: July 02, 2014

Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow.

Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow.

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EDGE OF TOMORROW

CRITICS can say whatever they like – the fact is that Tom Cruise has been the most consistently popular action hero among cinema audiences for nearly three decades.

And, unlike peers such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Steven Seagal and Vin Diesel, he has managed to defy age and not become a mockery of his former self.

Of course, it helps that his latest film, Doug Liman's Edge Of Tomorrow is, with the exception of a couple of glaring plot holes, such a well-designed thriller.

Cruise's character finds himself reluctantly on the front line and then in his own Groundhog Day, which is the key to saving the Earth from alien invaders.

Emily Blunt plays a famous soldier who is persuaded that Cruise can see into the future and joins him in his glorious crusade.

Despite the plot hole and a baffling final scene, the combination of a fast-flowing story line, Cruise and Blunt's engaging and believable link-up and the splendid special effects make Edge Of Tomorrow a cracking thrill ride.

RATING: 8.5/10

CERTIFICATE: 12A

SHOWING AT: Multiplexes

22 JUMP STREET

IT goes over a bit of old ground but comedy cops Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill provide plenty of laughs right down to the final credits of this 21 Jump Street sequel.

RATING: 8/10

CERTIFICATE: 15

SHOWING AT: Multiplexes

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Wolverine is sent back to the past as two generations of X-Men meet in a summer blockbuster which boasts incredible special effects.

RATING: 8/10

CERTIFICATE: 12A

SHOWING AT: Multiplexes

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