1. Tom Cruise wasn’t insufferable. Emily Blunt was almost a real character. But I think heterosexual tension had a bigger part than either of them.
2. Interesting how in the perhaps-not-so-distant future, even science fiction hasn’t dealt with drone warfare as a reality and the only weapons advances are human prostheses.
3. Why are tentacles the sign of evil aliens?
4.The dying-reset button trope is a not-at-all subtle metaphor for video games. Taken together with point 2, I seriously think this movie might be about the lag in between how we imagine war might currently be, and how it really will be/is. This film is a hiccup.
5. Is it just me, or has there been an influx in movies with a Watchmen-style plot where the only way to ensure the world getting along with/not killing each other is the fear of a non-human threat?
Conclusion: Bad-ass yoga, tentacly aliens, and time-travel, oh my! Politics too, I guess.