It's a big deal weekend for the people who are a fan of John Green's YA Novel The Fault in Our Stars. The movie version finally hits theaters, so it might be a good time to stock up on tissues if you have a fan of the novel in your home. There is also a new Tom Cruise sci-fi action movie hitting the big screen this weekend, too. You have the choice of teenage tragedy and romance or Tom Cruise beating up and shooting up aliens.
Here are the films opening June 6, 2014:
The Fault In Our Stars - Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe. The bestselling novel comes to the big screen. Two teenagers meet at a cancer support group - so you know right away that this one is likely going to be a tearjerker. Hazel and Gus are the two teens who meet at the support group and fall in love. This unlikely pair do all they can to do as much as they can while they are still healthy. They end up traveling the world and falling head over heals, all the while knowing that they're ticking time bombs that could explode at any time. Critics have been very receptive to this movie and fans of the novel will likely end up loving the film. Rated PG-13.
The Edge of Tomorrow - Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton. Cruise stars as a man who gets enlisted to fight off an alien horde that has invaded the Earth. The aliens seems to be able to adapt to everything that humanity throws at them and humanity is on its last legs. Cruise's character then absorbs the power of the aliens that allows him to start each day over again. When he dies, he starts the day over again, aware of what happened the day before, and capable of changing things. Thus, he can learn new tactics that, ultimately, can help him defeat the alien species. Critics are praising this one saying that the action is good, the acting is outstanding and that there's even a good sense of humor in this tale. Rated PG-13.