Monday, June 16, 2014

Edge of Tomorrow and Muvluv


Never planned to watch this movie but since i heard good things about it, i decide to give it a go just like other thing. It was surprisingly entertaining movie unlike hollywood adaptation stereotypes which usually end up being terribad. I have read the All you need is Kill manga which shared the same base material with this one and compared to the manga the movie had happier end and less shonen tone. I find the main reason why the movie did really well is mainly because of the base material is good to boot with and rather easy to convert to suit tastes. It still makes me wonder how Tom Cruise looks still so young until now considering he has been active before he played in Top Gun

What makes me include the Muvluv in the header is that because it shares the same template with the source material of Edge of Tomorrow, in a way you can say that Muvluv is All you need is Kill with Giant Robots. Basically the main protagonist is a weak guy but gets stronger after going through loop after loop while dying in the process and in the end the main heroine is the cause why the guy can't get through out of loop. Depending in on what perspective you see Muvluv Alternative either inspired by All you need is Kill (which came earlier btw) or plagiarize it which i think Muvluv borrowed "a little bit too much". I used to like Muvluv series back then but got abit sick of it lately due to poor continuation of the series that goes nowhere which gave me the impression is that Alternative is too unoriginal. Nevertheless i believe the novel probably borrow the inspiration somewhere as well which at the moment i didn't know yet but i believe eventually i will. So Muvluv borrowed heavily on Blue Gender and All you need is kill what else the series borrowed at the time Alternative came to light?

2 comments:

  1. I watch this movie too and the idea of repeating the day everyday and better each day. Those Exo suit in the movie are pretty good looking too. I must agree that Tom Cruise still look good and very much the same since Top Gun and kickass.

    About Muv Luv and knowledge is really limited to the anime Total Eclipse. I like how it begins and the seriousness of fighting to live. Well, there are parts the plot went slow but those fan service scenes are always bonus...

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  2. My complain for Muvluv mainly directed to the Alternative VN. As i realize where the story material derived from which turns out to plagiarize way too much and it is just a shame really.

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