Written July 28, 2013
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Written June 25, 2016
If you are a scifi fan, you'll love this movie. Gorgeous, slick and fast paced after the opening exposition which I didn't mind anyway. I'm tired of critics badmouthing scifi. If you want Shakespeare go see Shakespeare and leave our genre to us who love it.
Written February 26, 2017
I try to like all films or at least focus on what I like but this one made it difficult. The funniest thing I can say is that to watch TC fight TC was a treat... Finally someone up to the awesomeness. All other characters are less than one dimensional and twist are more predictible than a crueller at Starbucks.
Oblivian of redbox is where you will find this fine gem.
Written May 05, 2016
Very slow to begin with, but faster, more intriguing and action-packed eventually.
Slightly confusing, wish I had a book to read to help to clear up the mysteries;
well cast and well acted.
Written January 20, 2017
'Oblivion' reminds me somehow of 'The Matrix'. Even though they are two different kinds of sci-fi, I see similarities: a world that is not what it seems, a man unaware he is living a lie, a wise old soldier who leads him to the truth (Lawrence Fishburne in 'The Matrix', Morgan Freeman here). And maybe that's the problem with 'Oblivion'; where 'The Matrix' gave us something we haven't seen before, 'Oblivion' is stylish, visually impressive, and second-hand. Yes, Tom Cruise is an O.K. actor, but he is always TOM CRUISE, MOVIE STAR, and you never see the character he portrays. Andrea Riseborough plays his mission-obsessed maybe-wife and is much more convincing, while former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko is literally the woman of his dreams (and mine, too!), whom we don't get to see enough of in movies and who seems strangely passive here.
One too many plot twists and its ponderous length drag this film down to *** 1/2; a shorter, tighter film is needed.