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Oblivious to our need for an original plot.

By redcupcake89
Written April 20, 2013
While the visuals in this highly CGI dependent film were spectacular in many respects, the plot left me longing for something original. The "twists" in the movie were highly predictable homages to much better sci-fi movies gone by (The Matrix, Star Wars and 2001: a Space Odyssey to name a few.) As a previous reviewer put it, "Wall-E had more heart." One of the biggest marvels to me (CGI or not?) was how well preserved Tom Cruise is at 50 despite his less-than-moving turn as yet another "Jack". However, I'd rather see him do a whole movie as Les Grosman from Tropic Thunder than yet another Sci-Fi everyman. But despite its lack of soul, I thought Oblivion was worth watching just for the spectacular visuals and a strong showing by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau for those GoT fans!
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By DANGER507
Written July 28, 2013
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Great movie

By tracey947
Written July 24, 2014
I loved it.
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Confused

By jcfromnyc
Written October 01, 2014
Still wondering how the idyllic lakeside trees and birds, a garden of Eden I suppose, came to survive on the post-apocalyptic planet. Plot is tricky and it felt sloppy. What ever happened to Harper's partner/ copilot? She was endlessly cloned too and presumably could have turned up, but she was dropped, as were several other threads--or so it seemed, dropped or never explained. Love Morgan Freeman even when he phones it in. Cruise is always good. Really liked the drones (we are TEK by the way in real life--we're the ones with all the drones).
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Oblivion - must see!

By mprs4me
Written October 21, 2014
My wife and I are seniors, but we love these kinds of movies. Good for all ages, but be advised, there is some language, especially at the end, that you may find offensive for younger kids. Tom Cruise is NOT our favorite person, but he did a really great job in this movie. The little twists and turns keep you guessing up until the end. Special effects were great and it didn't see like a fantesy. The movie took you right into the future. Had a bit of Space Odesy in it, but it fit! Overall, a great movie. Will want to see it again.
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