In many ways Edge of Tomorrow feels like a video game with the quotes being fast, exciting and witty. The plot of this intelligently written sci-fi centers on military officer, Bill Cage who is demoted into serving a combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race invasion. When Cage is killed within minutes by one of the aliens he wakes up again to find himself in a time loop forcing him to relive the day over and over again.
Cage: Do I strike you as a fresh recruit?
Sgt Farell: No, sir, you do not.
Cage: My name is Major William Cage. I'm an American officer.
Sgt Farell: Officer? This is Processing. There's no officers here.
Sgt Farell: How the hell did you end up in Processing? What was it? Poker night? Bachelor party?
Cage: If it's all the same to you, Sergeant, I'd like to explain that to my Commanding Officer in Washington. So if you just take me to the phone...
Sgt Farell: Haven't you heard? We're t-minus-haul-ass-h-hour. we're fixing to invade France. This whole F.O.B is on lockdown, no calls, in or out.
Cage: You're name's Farell?
Sgt Farell: That's right. Master Sergeant Farell.
Cage: Master Sergeant Farell, you're an American.
Sgt Farell: No, sir. I'm from Kentucky.
Cage: Okay, well, look at me and look at where I am. I've been railroaded. It's obvious, I don't belong here. So please, Sergeant, there has to be a way I can make a phone call.
Sgt Farell: I'll get you sorted out, sir.
Cage: Thank you.
I find this movie very entertaining in every way. However, I failed to understand some ironic humor in the script.
I think Sgt Farell is taunting Cage by saying "Poker night? Bachelor party?", but I don't know the cultural or social hints here.
Is Processing a proper noun here? And why does Sgt Farell deny he's an American while saying he comes from Kentucky?