Edge of Tomorrow

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: A military officer is brought into an alien war against an extraterrestrial enemy who can reset the day and know the future. When this officer is enabled with the same power, he teams up with a Special Forces warrior to try and end the war. (Source: IMDB.com)

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Change
Cage changes his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Start
regarding Cage, the audience is waiting for something to start.

Main Character Approach: Be-er
Cage prefers a mental solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Cage uses linear problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Action
In terms of the overall plot, actions force decisions to be made.

Story Limit: Optionlock
The story climax occurs because all options have been exhausted.

Story Outcome: Success
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is achieved.

Story Judgment: Good
Cage ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Fighting an Alien Invasion

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Learning
Overall Story Issue: Preconditions vs. Prerequisites
Overall Story Problem: Non-Acceptance
Overall Story Solution: Acceptance
Overall Story Symptom: Evaluation
Overall Story Response: Reevaluation
Overall Story Catalyst: Prerequisites
Overall Story Inhibitor: Deficiency
Overall Story Benchmark: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 1: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 2: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 4: Understanding

Main Character Throughline

Cage

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Conscious
Main Character Issue: Reappraisal vs. Appraisal
Main Character Problem: Non-Acceptance
Main Character Solution: Acceptance
Main Character Symptom: Deduction
Main Character Response: Induction
Main Character Unique Ability: Investigation
Main Character Critical Flaw: Attempt
Main Character Benchmark: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Memory
Main Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Influence Character Throughline

Rita

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Present
Influence Character Issue: Repulsion vs. Attraction
Influence Character Problem: Proaction
Influence Character Solution: Inaction
Influence Character Symptom: Evaluation
Influence Character Response: Reevaluation
Influence Character Unique Ability: Work
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Doubt
Influence Character Benchmark: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 1: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 2: Future
Influence Character Signpost 3: Present
Influence Character Signpost 4: Past

Relationship Story Throughline

Comrades-in-Arms

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Conceiving
Relationship Story Issue: Deficiency vs. Permission
Relationship Story Problem: Possibility
Relationship Story Solution: Probability
Relationship Story Symptom: Evaluation
Relationship Story Response: Reevaluation
Relationship Story Catalyst: Permission
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Preconditions
Relationship Story Benchmark: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Becoming

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Learning
Overall Story Consequence: Conceiving
Overall Story Cost: Present
Overall Story Dividend: Conscious
Overall Story Requirements: Doing
Overall Story Prerequisites: Being
Overall Story Preconditions: Progress
Overall Story Forewarnings: Preconscious

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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