Oblivion: The IMAX Experience Movie Reviews
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The best reason to go to the movies this weekend? To see "Oblivion" on the IMAX screen! Not since 'Fantasia 2000" can I recall a movie that was done with such astoundingly jaw dropping visuals on the IMAX screen. This is really a humdinger visually. I will forgive Tom Cruise for playing a role that's way too young for him and for Morgan Freeman for also trying to act younger than he should (he's so statesman-like, what's with the futuristic thug act, yo??) but to see the visuals of the future dystopian Earth and the intergalactic space sequences are really awesome! I am sure that some of the scenes were the result of top notch CGI but some of them had to have been shot live on a camera without any computer enhancement. The visuals just look too amazing. Melissa Leo steals the show in my book - as she always does in whatever she's in. On the whole, a keeper of a movie, though only on IMAX.
So I was really excited to see this film and I was a bit disappointed with it... The film looked amazing visually, I do recommend seeing it in IMAX, and I did like the musical score, but the story was unfinished, and the ending sucked. The whole film felt artificial and a little bit oblivious, and I think it had too many plot twists that made the film seem derivative and unoriginal. I really expected this film to have a fresh storyline and the first two acts were promising, however it kind of went downhill from there. Overall, the film is alright but I did expect more, however it is still worth seeing on the big screen for awesome visuals.
Yes, the visuals are awesome on IMAX, but that still isn't enough to salvage a weak, threadbare plot and Tom Cruise acting way too young for his age.***
After three divorces and three (or is it four?) decades of gay rumors, is there really anyone left on the planet who really wants to see Tom Cruise in a love triangle? And that too a sci-fi love triangle set on a destroyed version of the planet Earth where Cruise falls in love with a woman who only lives in his dreams? We’ll have to wait and see, I suppose.
Cruise plays a futuristic watchman named Jack in the year 2077. Earth has been destroyed and what’s left is used to fuel other arts of the galaxy. (Imagine this is a scant 64 years in the future). Jack watches over the planet with his beloved Vika and they both answer to Sally (Melissa Leo) who sends orders from Mission Control on another planet.
One fine day, a beautiful alien named Julia is saved by Jack. He is entranced by her because she seems to be a woman he has seen in his dreams. A rift is born between Jack and Vika and soon it become apparent that Julia is not who (or what) Jack thinks she is. Men: always stupid in love.
The movie is befuddling and makes very little attempt to be lucid. It will likely be another bomb for Cruise, who can’t seem to do anything right these days that isn’t called Mission Impossible.