A movie that looks good. This movie has terrifically good audio as well. The story does not quite match the incredible quality of visual and audio effects. There is no shame in that when this is such a high quality production. While an attempt at good quality in a Sci-Fi film is typically appreciated by an eager segment of the fan base, Oblivion just does not seem to deliver in the arena of dramatic narrative. Or so I thought! After a couple more viewings over another year or two, Oblivion ended up being one of those movies that becomes so much better than at first glance. Plot points were sometimes predictable. Some of the characters seemed to be straight from Sci-FI stereotype casting. Overall the acting is good. The characters really help bring so much more out of the story. Tom Cruise, as usual, brings the most out of this character. His quality acting brought good believability to his character. He may be in a really weird and abusive cult in real life, but that sucker can act.
With a fairly standard plot that attempts a few twists, a few of the usual tropes are present. All of this is not to say that Oblivion is a disaster of a movie. It's just not all that great either. Through the majority of the movie, it seems pretty clear that this movie is just a little above average.