Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.
It's deep, gotta listen to what's being said to understand what happened and still happening. Keeps you guessing who's the good guys and who's the baddies.
This is one of Tom's best movies ever, another classic yes! The graphics, the acting, action, wow! like Star Wars, Space Odessey2001, Battle Star Galactia all rolled into one. Everyone's acting is/was superb and the special effects, oh man, blew me away!
Oblivion is a new sci-fi/action film brought to you by Tron: Legacy helmer, Joseph Kosinski. It's a unique sci-fi film with stunning visual flare at times, a cool score by M83, and a headstrong performance from Tom Cruise who easily carries the film. However, it does take a while to really get interesting, and when it does, it has you engaged thoroughly. Apart from the jarring pace of the first half and a few script issues, it's generally a good film but amounts to nothing bigger.
I have to disagree with most reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes. I liked the movie. It had a story to tell, threw a little twist in it and the cinematography was very good. I go to the movies to relax and be entertained, not to delve into someone's deep psychological problem, make a political statement, or waste my money on some deep philosophical movie. This movie will keep your interest.Enjoy
Oblivion is the movie to watch right now. Good story, cinematography, cast, acting, music. But it's the sound and visuals are what make this movie great. There is a sense of confusion instilled throughout the movie by the stark differences in the things on the land and the world Jack belongs to. On land everything is gritty and dirty, but it's peaceful. In jacks world everything has a clinical feel to it. It has clean soft lines, but the drones have a harsh menacing sound and seem to glare at Jack when they are operating. Throughout the movie you get a sense that the way things are is not how it's supposed to be. Even to Jack things just don't sit well with him.
I was worried that Oblivion wouldn't live up to the hype, but it is truly a great sci-fi movie.
Viewing this was like experiencing all the pains of dating a supermodel with none of the perks. Expensive, bland, and predictable was the result of trying to combine The Terminator, Total Recall, and The Moon. It did not help they stole Star Wars sound effects which only reinforced the failed amalgamation that is anything but original. Freeman usually makes better choices and this is one he is sure to regret. His reasons must be found in the same place we will all ask why we watched it to the end, in oblivion.