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Oblivion (2013 film)

A film directed by Joseph Kosinski starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman

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A Topsy turny Twisted Adventure

  • Apr 24, 2013

I first saw the trailer for Oblivion back in the beginning of March. I can’t really put my finger on why but after watching the trailer I was really interested in the story of this movie. The premise sounded awesome and the film looked really good, not to mention I never miss a chance to catch the newest Sci-fi flick.

Oblivion follows Jack a drone technician working on the remnants of planet earth, 60 years after a devastating alien invasion has left the planet lifeless empty and devoid of life. One day while on a mission a craft enters the atmosphere and crashes nearby. Shockingly there are human survivors in the wrecks escape pods, even more shockingly when the drones arrive at the crash site they begin to fire on the pods. Now Jack has to figure out what’s going on and the link between him and the mysterious woman he pulled from the crash site. A larger story unfolds.

It’s been about an hour and twenty minutes after seeing the movie and while I write this review I’m still trying to figure out what went down in that movie. Oblivion is a great flick, its jam packed story, so much so that I feel that I’m going to have to watch it again just to absorb it all. One thing I noticed though……

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the story was kind of similar to the movie moon is some parts especially the last act. I usually don’t talk about cinematography in my reviews but for Oblivion I just gotta say I loved a lot of the shots in this film, I loved large wide panoramic post apocalyptic shots, from deserts to ruined cities, stadiums and buildings, the reason we go to movies. I loved the feel of this movie from the technology to even the pacing. While I did not really care for the characters it is not a reflection on the acting, thought the cast was small, everyone involved did a great job in their roles.

Tom Cruise is not notch as always, and Morgan Freeman’s characters for some reason reminded me of his portal of Lucius Fox from The Dark Knight trilogy. All in all Oblivion was a great movie, its long (which I like) but a great watch. I enjoyed it and cant wait to own it on DVD, or Blueray, if everything goes according to plan.

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April 24, 2013
this was a very handsome film, with some decent moments of action. The script had a lot to be desired, but hey, it was entertaining. I will feature this review tomorrow
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review by . April 21, 2013
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Sci-fi films are a dime a dozen these days. Their releases are fast becoming almost as frequent as horror movies and romantic comedies. Many have very familiar themes while some have tried to be a little more innovative. Based on the unpublished graphic novel of the same name edited by Radical Comics, director Joseph Kosinski’s “Oblivion” borrows some elements from other sci-fi films and merges them as something all his own. I am not a fan of Tom Cruise, but once again, I do have …
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