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So-so, then hilarious

By Tanka
Written May 17, 2013
As in "Tron: Legacy," constant Kubrick references force unkind comparisons. From HAL-eyed drones to a cartoonishly Southern-accented mission controller to a ship named Odyssey to one habitat's color scheme perfectly matching the "2001" moon shuttle interior, it's all kind of sad. It becomes a laugher as Cruise is revealed as a thousand Star Child clones! Which maybe reflects both Cruise's stated awe of "2001" and his Scientological vision of himself as a reincarnated perfect being. Mimicking Kubrick's real candlelit scenes to claim some perfectionist cred while allowing dark action scenes to retain poor quality contrast and blur is phony, non-adult behavior, but Kosinki's movies are for kids. Kubrick wannabes need to start where he did, not dolly shots or prod. design but with tough CONTENT. See "Moon" instead. Incredibly similar isolated clone worker story, except they mine helium-3 instead of salt water. Salt water for energy? "Moon" has valid Kubrickisms w/out the bloat.
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By DZM2
Written August 02, 2013
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Oblivion

By charlieburger
Written August 01, 2014
How can you not see the latest Cruise action/mystery movie!!? What? Are you letting the critics stop you?! If you listen to the critics, you'll miss out on your own view of things. The story-line presents a unique twist on identities even up to the ending, which can be a bit tricky to follow as the evil and mysterious plot gets unraveled. It took me awhile after the movie to finally see the brilliance of it. Very interesting! So, go and see the magic of an awesome movie - fantastic cinematography and special effects, great character portrayals and acting, valuable message in the story. And know that, when Cruise is at the helm, life is sweeter for it!
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Good story. Very creative.

By mdd770
Written April 20, 2013
We liked the movie. The story was good and it was very creative. It was good in XD. Good effects. And there was no swearing. Very refreshing for a change.
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By pasievert
Written July 28, 2013
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