Written April 21, 2013
Cruise does the job, as usual. Cast is very good. Story has interesting twists. Special effects and sceneries are nice. It's all well made and solid. Not that thought-provoking, just a nice piece of entertainment. I enjoyed it.
Written November 29, 2014
I really had high hopes for this movie. Although Tom is a few bricks short of a load there is something compelling about him on the big screen. He is just not given much here. The movie takes forever to get going. The first 45mins are painfully dull. The entire storyline is confusing. Morgan Freeman is little more than a 15 min prop. I hope he got paid well for the 1 day he must have been on the set to film his part. With Apple TV and a 60 Sony Bravia and and Arcam/Definitive audio set up I enjoy most movies more at home. This one looked like it needed the big screen and some of the shots are quite good but it is not enough to save this turkey. If 75% of the people seeing this movie like it than I would hate to endure the movies the dislike.
Written August 02, 2014
Wall-E + Prometheus + The Matrix = Oblivion.
The concept in itself is original, but only in the sense that Taco Bell does new things with the same 5 ingredients. Too many things directly pulled from the above movies, in my opinion. Plus a little bit of the Jetsons thrown in for good measure.
That being said, it's worth seeing. Awesome visuals. Keeps you guessing.
Written February 28, 2015
I saw it last night with my fiancée. We both liked it a lot. It was very entertaining with many twists and turns. I recommend it.
Written January 27, 2015
My whole family, including 10 and 12 year olds loved this movie.
I thought Tom Cruise did a great job in this one. The story was good and different. I went in without pre-conceived notions of where the story was going and I think it made it better.
Truthfully, I went it hoping it would be an okay movie and came out thinking, "wow that was great."