In almost every action movie, the hero never dies. If he does die, he’s always alive at the end. He is immortal by default. Doug Liman‘s Edge of Tomorrow provides a sly commentary not only on the action genre, but also touches on notions of destiny, providence, choice, and sacrifice. However, its most intriguing aspect is how it aligns with the career of its ageless, persevering star. Tom Cruise is the eternal action star, who is both dominant in and yet trapped by his career circumstances. His captivating performance in Edge of Tomorrow is both reflective and fresh as he doesn’t distract from the fascinating, exciting film, but his presence gives an extra pop to a film that will bring you back for repeat viewings.