I usually don't have much interest in Tom Cruise movies. Top Gun and the Mission Impossible movies pretty much finished him off for me, but Oblivion is a very good film.
Story is great and the graphics are great. Cruise can really act when the material is good. I had a lot of reservations before I saw this film and was pleasantly surprised. No boring or unintelligible parts here. The story flows well and supporting cast does a great job too.
Went to see this film (in 3D). I hate the glasses. They make everything too dark and that results in a poor visual experience. This film might have been better in 2D and no dark glasses.
Overall this was a good idea for a space disaster adventure film. Special effects are stunning. Clooney and Bullock both try as hard as then can to salvage the poor storyline and to some degree they succeed because they are both excellent actors.
I think the director felt that he needed to hit us over the head with metaphors. Not necessary. A straight up disaster film would have stood up just fine without any of the silly metaphors. One scene in particular in which Sandra Bullock emerges from her spacesuit inside a capsule. She slowly forms herself into a fetal position (backlit of course). This is reminiscent of the fetus in the womb photo we are all familiar with. The metaphor is both silly and way too long.
Still, the film is visually interesting because the graphics are so well put together. I just wish there was a story to match.
Certainly worth a Netflix shot. I'm sure I wouldn't pop for it in a theater again.