Edge of Tomorrow

Tom Cruise awakens from a doze on a helicopter trip to London in the UK. He spends a lot of time in front of a portable mirror, looking at his face and dressing his hair. Getting out of the helicopter, many journalists ask him questions about an imminent attack. Tom answer them arrogantly that he has an important meeting with the general and that he will surely come back to them with more info, as he always does. He meets with the Commander of the Western allies General Brigham, debriefing him about an asteroid carrying an alien race called The Mimics crashed into Europe and quickly devastates the continent. The General wants Tom to help him boost his public image or prepare for a post-war political career. Tom sounds very sure of himself, that image is today’s battlefield. Tom goes too far so the General orders Tom to accompany the first wave of Allied troops to land in France and provide ground coverage for the media. Tom, who was a ROTC Cadet in College and has no experience in the field, tries various tactics to avoid the deployment, showing cowardness, culminating with trying to blackmail the General via the media. At first the General seems to relent, but has his guards tazer Tom instead.
Tom wakes up on a pile of duffel bags in the afternoon at Heathrow Airport, which has been turned into a military base. A Sergeant shoves boots into his hands and calling him ‘maggot’ before another Sergeant named Farrell takes over. It turns out General Brigham sent orders to Farrell stating Tom had tried to desert and had now been demoted from an Officer to Private. Tom is assigned to a band of eccentric soldiers, J-Squad, who are caught gambling by Farrell when Tom is introduced to them. Farrell forces J-Squad to eat the cards they are gambling with and then instructs them to get Tom ready to deploy with them tomorrow. Tom is immediately taken by the squad for Physical Training (PT).
The next day is invasion day and Tom is a nervous wreck. He is fitted into a suit and the members of J-Squad don’t even bother teaching him how to take his weapon off safe mode as they believe he will die quickly. As soon as they are about to drop from aircraft onto the French Coast however, the back of their airship explodes and the squad drops down prematurely. Even though the operation to retake Europe was suppose to be a surprise attack, the Mimics are completely prepared and ambush and slaughter the humans. Sgt. Vrataski also lands on the beach but is killed within minutes. The surviving members of J-Squad are all killed rapidly. Still shell-shocked and about to die, Tom grabs a claymore mine as a giant blue Mimic jumps on him. The ensuing blast kills the Mimic and Tom, but not before the blue Mimics blood seeps onto Tom.
Tom awakes in a panic on top of the duffel bags, with the same Sgt. calling him ‘maggot’ and Farrell again taking him to J-squad. Despite his desperate attempt to explain what is happening and that the Mimics will ambush everyone, nobody believes him. Each time, he is deployed and dies, only to wake up again on the duffel bags. With each loop, he becomes slightly more adept at trying to save the members of J-Squad and Vrataski, but the Mimics are too numerous and always kill everyone. In one loop, he tries to prevent Vrataski from diing. Vrataski tells Tom “Find me when you wake up” before they both die again.
Tom awakens on the duffel bags again, but starts cooperating with Sgt. Farrell and J-Squad in order to buy himself time to find Vrataski. After several fatal attempts in the base at slipping away, Tom finally manages to get away from PT and finds Vrataski in a training bay surrounded by training drones. The special forces soldiers are all hostile towards him and Vrataski greets him rudely, but when he explains Vrataski asked for him, she whisks him away to a weapons building bay where her acquaintance Carter works. Once there, they go to a back room and Tom gets an explanation from Vrataski and Carter: Vrataski was also stuck in a time loop in a previous fight, explaining how she came to be able to kill hundreds of Mimics single-handedly by the final loop. The loop was created by the blood of the large blue ‘Alpha’ Mimic (ordinary Mimics are human-sized and orange), but once the looper receives a human blood transfusion, the loop is broken and the person will die permanently. As such, Vrataski instructs Tom to always make sure he dies fully instead of being accidentally resuscitated like she was post-Verdun, an act which broke her out of the loop cycle. Carter was formerly a researcher in General Brigham HQ, but his theory that all Mimics are just neural manifestations of one overmind ‘Omega’ alien creature led him to create a device that could locate the Omega if inputted into an Alpha led to him being fired. Tom tries to process all of this but Vrataski states that for them to find the Omega first they must survive the invasion tomorrow. She then proceeds to train Tom, killing him a few times when he is injured so that he awakes on the duffels and starts over again. Tom and Vrataski become much improved in combat on the beach, but despite everything, they both keep dying and Tom loops over and over. Tom grows attracted to Vrataski and watching her die over and over again also starts take an emotional toll.
Tom receives a mental vision in one loop that the Omega is in a dam in Germany. Vrataski and Carter believe the visions are due to Tom in effect being an ‘Alpha’ after being infected with the blue blood, and that the Alphas and the Omega have the power to manipulate time and perception. As such, Tom and Vrataski focus their efforts on surviving on the invasion beach and cutting inland to Germany.
After multiple failures and deaths, Tom and Vrataski finally make it inland. During the trip(s) they bond, with Tom noting down the details of the things Vrataski says on each loop. In one loop, Vrataski mentions having a significant other in Verdun who she had to watch die hundreds of times until she was out of the loop and he was dead for good. After they find a helicopter in a farmhouse, Vrataski realizes Tom is trying to coax her to stay in the farmhouse while he goes alone and confronts Tom. Tom admits they have looped to the farmhouse multiple times already, but every single time Vrataski dies, so he is trying to spare her from dying again by going alone. Shocked and offended, she intentionally gets them killed. In the following loop, Tom decides not seek out Vrataski and instead escapes the base. However, the Mimics end up attacking London and killing everyone, thus sending Tom back all over again.
Tom eventually succeeds in making it to the German dam alone, but finds nothing and is almost imprisoned by the Mimics before he manages to drown himself. In the next loop, Tom, Vrataski, and Carter put the pieces together and figure out the visions, and Vrataski’s success in Verdun was all a ruse by the Omega Mimic Overmind; the Omega had let the humans win at Verdun in order to lure the humans into invading Europe, where all the human armies would be ambushed and annihilated. With no other leads, the device Carter made which got him fired is their last shot. Vrataski and Tom switch focus to getting the device, which is in the possession of General Brigham. After several fatal failures, they manage to get the device and stab it into Tom’s leg. Tom then sees the true location of the Omega: in the Louvre Museum in Paris. After seeing this, their getaway car crashes, and the airbag knocks out Vrataski before she can kill Tom.
Tom awakens strapped to a hospital gurney, under arrest. He realizes he is out of the loop now as he was given a blood transfusion following the car crash. Vrataski breaks the two of them out, but with no more loops left and only several hours before the doomed invasion, Tom decides to go back to the base and find the misfit J-Squad to take them to Paris. Toms now-intimate knowledge of J-Squad and Vrataski credibility convinces J-Squad, and they all take an aircraft and fly to Paris.
Once at the Louvre, the Mimics crash their airship and in the ensuing firefight half of J-Squad are killed. Tom, Vrataski, and the three remaining J-Squad members decide to use the remaining engine power to slide the airship into the Louvre and detonate grenades to kill the Omega. The rest of J-Squad sacrifice themselves in the slide, and Tom and Vrataski make it into the museum. Once there, Vrataski tells Tom she will distract a patrolling Alpha Mimic while he will go and detonate a grenade belt on the Omega, which is submerged underwater at the bottom of the Louvre. Vrataski says neither one of them will survive the ordeal. Tom confess he was a coward before they met, she does not believe it and ask him how he could have changed so drastically? He answers now he has someone to fight for, a goal in his life. They share a kiss.
Tom dives underwater to get to the Omega. After a brief chase, the Alpha catches and kills Vrataski. The Omega senses Tom and sends the Alpha back to catch Tom. The Alpha dives after Tom, but he pulls all the grenade pins and drops the belt into the Omega. The Omega explodes and dies, and all the Mimics die with it. As Tom also dies, the Omegas blood seeps into him, much like the Alphas blood did at the start.
Tom awakes on top of the duffel bags, with the same Sgt. calling him ‘maggot’ and Farrell again taking him to J-squad. Tom is really confused while letting the loop goes. Sgt. Introduce him the J-squad and explain to the soldiers that Tom is here to make interviews about the squad and how they will act if one day the country would be under attack. Tom looks around, reallyzing he is out of the loop. He sees on the news that after mysterious explosions in Paris, the Mimics have all died off and the human forces will commence sweeping through Europe the next day. Tom runs out of the squad looking for Vrataski; he finds her training hard with other soldiers and stares at her lovingly. She notices his starring and comes to him. He tries to escape but she catches him roughly, asking him why he looks at her like that. He just smiles stupidly, while she is getting more upset. He invites him for a drink, mentionning her favorite drink. Intrigued, she follows him while getting even more upset. He whispers “now I have someone to live for”.

The End

Lucy

We see a cell split up into multiple other cells, dezooming and creating the body of Scarlett. She says that life began billions of years ago, and wonder what purpose do we have. Animals don’t ask the question, but what is their goal anyway?
Scarlett is outside a hotel in Taiwan with her week-long boyfriend Richard (Pilou Absaek). He is asking her to take a briefcase up to the room of a Mr. Jang (Min-sik Choi). She refuses to do anything for Richard without knowing what it is that he wants her to deliver, so he handcuffs Scarlett’s wrist to the handle of the briefcase, leaving her with no choice. She enters the lobby and tells the clerk that Richard is sending her up to Jang, and then nervously gives her name to the clerk. Scarlett looks out the window to see Richard is not here anymore. She tries to go out but the door is closed. A group of thugs come out of the elevator and force Scarlett to go up with them.

They take Scarlett to Jang’s apartment. There are bloodied corpses on the floor, causing Scarlett to vomit. Jang comes out with his hands soaked in blood. He rings up a man on the phone to translate for Scarlett. She cries, not knowing what is going on or why any of this is happening. Jang writes down numbers on a piece of paper, which is the code to open the briefcase. Jang steps into the next room while his men arm themselves with guns and shields. Scarlett opens the briefcase, which contains four bags of blue powdered substances. Jang offers Scarlett a job, she tries to declined but get punched behind her head.

Scarlett wakes up in a hotel room. There is a bandage on her stomach. Jang’s men come in and throw her some clothes. She is taken to Jang, along with three other men. A British man known as “The Limey” (Julian Rhind-Tutt) comes in to explain to Scarlett that she and the other men have had a drug called CPH4 stuffed into their lower intestines. The drug is supposed to be the next big thing on the market, and they intend to smuggle it across the world. Scarlett is put in a car, scared to death. She panics so much that she jumps from the car. The smug runs after her, so she finally jump from a bridge. She falls on the roof of a car, on her stomach, right where they cut into her. This causes a tear in the drug bag, leaking the powder into Scarlett’s system. She begins to writhe and thrash all across the street, even reaching up to the walls of the buildings, until she falls back down to the floor, without any people passing by stopping for help.

As all of this happens, we meet Professor Samuel Norman (Morgan Freeman) giving a lecture to a classroom on his research of the brain’s capacity. He essentially explains what could happen if humans could exceed beyond the suggested 10% brain capacity that they use, as well as its responses to certain environments that would allow the brain to submit to immortality or reproduction. He also explains that capacities where always acquired from the necessity to survive. Basically, if the subject doesn’t like their environment, the cells would be inclined to evolve (complete with images of every species engaging in intercourse). He explains that without adversity, no evolution. That is to say our confortable life leads to extinction. If, say, humans could reach up to 40%, they could manipulate matter. One student asks Norman what would happen if humans reached 100%. He says he has no idea.
Scarlett reawakens, with her eyes glowing bright blue. She sits upright, calmer than before, still lying down in the street. It is dark night. A thug comes by, and Scarlett spread her legs to tempt him. The thug smiles. As he walks over to her, Scarlett grabs his belt and flips him over. She passes by trying to figure out where to go. She finds two men outside and gets one of them to take her to the hospital.

On her way to the hospital, Scarlett is able to hear peoples’ voices from outside the car. When she gets to the hospital, she is able to clearly read the signs as if they were in English to her. She gets to an operating room where doctors are working on a man. Scarlett looks at the patient’s x-ray scans while the man is dying. She says to the doctors that they wouldn’t have been able to save him because the tumor in his brain had already spread far enough. She forces the doctors to take the bag out of her stomach. She then calls her mother to tell her that she feels everything – the air, the blood in her veins, the heat leaving her body, and is even able to access the deepest parts of her memories, like when she was sick as a child or even petting a cat when she was barely a year old. Her mother did not listen to anything Scarlett said, and suddenly hung up as her new boyfriend is ringing at her door. The doctor pulls the bag of drugs out of Scarlett’s stomach, and ask him what CPH4 is. He tells her that he never heard about it, but he knows every good drug creates a dependency. If she could not find more, she will die very soon.

Scarlett makes one more stop back to the hotel to find Jang as he is in the middle of getting a tattoo and a facial. She hit his guards on the back of their head and then shoos the tattoo artist away before sticking knives in both of Jang’s hands. With her newfound powers, she taps into his brain and sees where the other three drug mules are going based on images their plane tickets. She leaves, and Jang lets out a pained scream.
Scarlett goes to the apartment of her friend Caroline (Analeigh Tipton) to use her laptop. She reads all of Norman’s research in a matter of seconds, then contacts him to tell him what she’s read. He is astonished to hear that she read everything, even as she continues to explain what she is feeling and experiencing, now that she has reached up to 20% brain capacity. She is able to manipulate electronics, making her appearance on the TV in Norman’s hotel room, as well as his phone and the radio. She plans to meet with him in 12 hours. Before leaving, she prints out a prescription for Caroline, telling her that her liver and kidneys are failing and that she needs to make new lifestyle choices and she’ll be okay.
As she makes her way through the airport, she changes her hair color and style. She hacks the computer of a French policeman, Captain Pierre Del Rio (Amr Waked), to inform him of the other drug mules. She then boards the plane and continues her research on the brain, typing on her laptop at rapid-fire pace. The flight attendants ask her to turn off her computer, and Scarlett asks for a glass of champagne, while also telling one flight attendant to wipe her nose without looking, and the lady’s nose bleeds after. Scarlett is given the champagne glass and toasts “To knowledge.” She sips, and then “40%” flashes onscreen. She discovers a tooth in her glass, and then she spits up three more teeth. Then her skin starts to disintegrate, in plain sight of the passengers and flight attendants. Scarlett runs to the bathroom, where her fingers start to disappear, and her face begins to sort of melt. She pulls out the rest of the CPH4 and snorts it, restoring herself to normal, but she passes out.
Del Rio arrest the other mules, and ask a computer specialist to find out how the information poped out from his computer. The specialist can not tell how the guy did it, but the signals came from Tapei. At this moment, another cop enters the room, saying that they found a fourth mule, similar to the 3 others. Del Rio says their was only 3 on the computer file. His colleague says this one is a girl, coming from Tapei.

Scarlett wakes up in a hospital room, with Del Rio and a few other officers and doctors waiting. She sits up instantly, to the alarm of a nurse. Meanwhile, one of Jang’s henchmen, Jii (Nicholas Phongpheth), holding a GPS system with 4 spots lighting, comes in with more armed men to find the other mules. They take them into a room and cut the drugs out of them after killing them. Scarlett leaves the room and is surrounded by armed men. With a wave of her fingers, she is able to put them all to sleep, except for Del Rio. Together, they find Jang’s men, and, with her brain function now at 60%, she moves them around the hall and prevents Jii from escaping with the briefcase full of drugs by creating a sort of invisible wall. She swipes the drugs from Jii and concentrate to her belly. The GPS chip co,e out of her body and the wound cures itself instantly. Before leaving, she orders Del Rio to go with her. He thinks he is of no use to her, but she walks over to him and kisses him, asking him to come because she is scared to die alone.

Scarlett uses her powers to find a new location, driving Del Rio’s car without moving the arms. Jang and Jii reprogram the tracking system, as Scarlett emits lots of electronic activity she is even more easily trackable.

Scarlett and Del Rio find Norman and his colleagues in a university, where she begins to divulge all she has come to realize with her brain power now exceeding that of a normal human being. She ask Norman if he figured out a way to cure her or reverse the process, he saddly tell her there is no coming bac. She cries and tell him she did not choose to be like that. She does not want to evolve. Norman tries to convince her that this is a chance for her to open a path of knowledge for the others. That she will die, but she can choose how. Del Rio look at her and smiles. She asks him what he would do at her place. He answers during the cop training the teach that this job is dangeourous, that they could die any time. Evantually, everyone dies. The only thing you can do, is do your best to leave the best memories to people who stays. Even diing can be an act of heorism, an inspiration to others on how to behave. Remorseless, fearless.
While this happens, Jang and his men infiltrate the place and start shooting. Scarlett gives the rest of the CPH4 to the professors for them to synthesize into a liquid material that goes into her bloodstream. Her brain function goes to 70% and her hands start to turn into a black wormy sort of goo that attaches itself to the computers in the room, giving Scarlett more energy from matter, and thereby supplying her with an insane amount of power. As her brain function continues to increase, she manipulates matter in such a way that she seems to erase everything in the room, leaving the professors standing in white space before creating some kind of new age super computer before their eyes. From outside, as Jang’s men are shot down by the police, he orders Jii to do something. Jii takes a rocket launcher and blasts through the room, sending Scarlett thousands of miles to Times Square. She manages to move time with a wave of her hand. She travels backwards, from early 20th century New York, to colonial times, even all the way to prehistoric times to come face-to-face with the chimp from the opening scene. As they touch fingers, a light of intellingence appears in the eye of the chimp. Scarlett smiles at the chimp. The chimp smiles back. Scarlett flies through the cosmos and all of space and time, giving her unlimited and infinite power.

Jang enters the room and slowly raises his gun to Scarlett’s head. And then she reaches 100%. Her body disappears, leaving her clothes behind. Jang fires his gun at nothing. Del Rio comes in and shoots Jang to death. The black matter in the room disappears. Nothing left. Norman looks disappointed he expected that she would leave them something behind, just to help them evolving. Del Rio smiles, saying maybe she does. Any how she left me something (he touches his heart).

The end. Credits on the original Lucy song by Paul Obispo

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