Written May 02, 2016
This is one to see on the big screen. You have allusions to "2001," you have thoughtful, quiet scenes reminiscent of "Blade Runner" and you have some good old fashioned action that even rivals some of the recent stuff. All in all I say if you want a movie that is more than just fun, not to take anything away from the comicbook movies, then you "Must Go!"
Written September 02, 2014
so tired! almost fell asleep. it was poorly edited, the characters had no depth, the plot was a bad rehash of so many sci-fi films that were actually good... i actually was laughing half of the time it was so bad. the first 45 minutes could have been dealt with in 15. just sad...
Written May 24, 2015
I loved every second of this movie... Tom Cruise was at his best.. a great script and cast, a very dynamic love story, and a very harsh plot... the world is run by a machine, not human... I felt it was in a way an allegory of our own society in the future, so I could really relate to what happens to humanity!........Historically critics love movies that have blurred morals etc etc... this one was life affirming--family affirming--and had a clear moral aspect. So I would expect critics to pan it. Do not be fooled, this is great. It may not be the best film of all time, but as a sci fi fan, I consider it excellent and loved my experience... I don't know what more I would want, the plot holes the press claimed were non-existent. You have to see this if you like movies at all. Period.
Written February 10, 2016
There's only one way to put this. "Oblivion" is terrible! The storyline is a mess. My two friends & I couldn't figure out what was going on. The screenplay is shameful. The direction's not good. Tom Cruise is 50 years old now. He should start acting his age. I've always enjoyed his action thrillers, but if he can't do any better than this, he should leave this genre behind, for the good of his career!! He can't keep doing this forever, and "Oblivion" is a good example of why not. Although, to be fair, I don't think Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth together could have saved this movie.
Morgan Freeman must have needed a paycheck really badly!
Avoid this movie at all costs!
Written April 22, 2013
This film is basically a beautiful, empty, epic, substance-less film that takes scores of blatantly borrowed elements of other monumental sci-fi films (Matrix, Moon, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Firefly, etc) and stitches them fairly seamlessly but still shamelessly into a sweeping narrative following Jack Harper, a drone repair man working on an abandoned Earth. By incorporating the elements of so many different films, the film hardly gives each the time it takes to address the human implications of each. The characters are fairly flat. While luckily most of the seeming coincidences turn out to be motivated by narrative circumstances, there is a lot of stuff that's clearly produced with the sole intention of wowing the audience, like the visually stunning monolithic landmarks decaying in sediments of a nuclear wasteland, but even this becomes so ubiquitous in the film it loses its wow-factor early on. In other words, Oblivion is so full of nerdgasms that its story gets lost in the noise.