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Visually striking but thinly scripted, Oblivion benefits greatly from its strong production values and an excellent performance from Tom Cruise.



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Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the visionary director of TRON: Legacy and producers 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. 2077: Jack Harper (Cruise) serves as a security repairmen stationed on an evacuated Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying alien threat who still scavenges what's left of our planet, Jack's mission is almost complete. In a matter of two weeks, he will join the remaining survivors on a lunar colony far from the war-torn world he has long called home. Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, Jack's soaring existence is brought crashing down after he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Drawn to Jack through a connection that transcends logic, her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he thought he knew. With a reality that is shattered as he discovers shocking truths that connect him to Earth of the past, Jack will be pushed to a heroism he didn't know he contained within. The fate of humanity now rests solely in the hands of a man who believed our world was soon to be lost forever. (c)Universal

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  • Dec 05, 2015
    "Oblivion" is an incredible Sci-fi/Action film. "Oblivion" has amazing acting from "Tom Cruise" and "Morgan Freeman". The plot to "Oblivion" is perfect, it's not overstuffed, and the first 10 to 15 minutes of the film aren't that interesting, but the rest of the film is incredible. The special effects are very realistic; there is only one scene in the film that looks bad. The music in "Oblivion" is perfect for the scenes; it makes scenes more and more thrilling. I highly recommend you watch "Oblivion" as it is an amazing Sci-Fi/Action film. I give "Oblivion" a 9/10.
    Steve G Super Reviewer
  • Nov 01, 2015
    As soon as Morgan Freeman explains what's going on, the whole film falls apart.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 03, 2015
    Spiffy and occasionally awe-inspiring in appearance marred by numerous head-scratching lapses of logic. The modestly budgeted 'Moon' tells a similar story much more effectively, while Tom Cruise's own 'Minority Report' offers better sci-fi thrills and surprises.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 01, 2015
    During an alien invasion of earth, humanity finally finds a good use for all of those nuclear weapons that have otherwise been going to waste. The bad news is that while the humans won the war, they lost the peace, as the earth is now uninhabitable. So while what is left of the human race waits in their new homes on Titan, Jack(Tom Cruise) and Victoria(Andrea Riseborough) clean up their old home planet before shutting off the lights. While Jack hangs out in his man cave in his spare time, he also has dreams of a life he thinks are impossible. First, "Oblivion" takes the time to subtly tease out a tantalizing mystery that gets solved in its entirety in competent fashion. At the same time, there has to be more to a movie than simply making sense, like say fully developed characters, as this is a movie that is as hollow as its leading man, making waste of some excellent production design and special effects in the bargain. Granted, the filmmakers try to borrow some weird atmosphere from European science fiction movies but that is not really enough, either.
    Walter M Super Reviewer

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