Oblivion Movie Reviews
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I know that critics will rip this film apart, but I had a great time watching it and I recommend seeing it in the theaters. The film was quite interesting, it had a good story and it looked terrific visually. I have to say that this is one of those films that look amazing visually and the world created is pretty breathtaking, but it is a bit lacking in drama and relatability department. I did think that the film is quite clever and it had some awesome twists, even though I saw them coming. The film was great in the first half, however it lost some of its charm in the second half. Tom Cruise is still amazing and he looks as good as ever, I swear that guy does not age. Overall, I enjoyed watching this film and I think it is worth seeing in the theaters.
I thought this film was quite awesome and I recommend seeing it on the big screen, it is definitely worth your money and time. The film looked incredible visually, Kosinski can definitely created an impressive world that is believable and quite beautiful in its own way. The film was smart and the story was interesting, there were couple of directorial choices that I did not agree with, but overall I had a great time watching this film. Tom Cruise is great in the film and I came to the conclusion that he must be an alien, I mean the guy does not seem to age, it’s miraculous. Overall, I think this film was pretty good and it looks amazing on the big screen, so I recommend seeing it.
If you're into sci-fi (and who isn't these days??) I would recommend this movie, especially if you're a fan of Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman. The idea of the Earth being destroyed by the year 2077 is kind of ridiculous, I agree (as my buddies kept pointing out), but it's still plausible given how poorly we treat the environment. The other thing I'd point out is that the movie could have been a lot stronger if it focused more on the action and adventure part of the story instead of the whole love triangle part which got kind of lame and soap opera-y as the movie went on. I think we all know now that Tom Cruise has long since passed the age where he can play a romantic hero, despite the fact that he has NOT aged (I mean, he's 50 and looks 30, if that!) but all in all it's still a fun ride. We will be going to see it on IMAX if it plays nearby. The opening sequence is totally badass!
Tom Cruise wasn't just my big crush in my teen years: he WAS my teen years, lol. I can't think of another actor or pop star who has all the girls swooning and swaying these days (maybe cuz all the guys these days are so metro, lol) but Tom Cruise used to be the biggest movie star in the world. He seems to have had a bad patch in the last 8 years since his famous "jumping on the couch for Katie Holmes" incident on Oprah's show and he never has recovered, either in his film career or in the eye of the public. This movie is another ho hum attempt to resurrect the old Tom Cruise of yore. The movie is decent, but kind of confusing, and you won't find many takers. In a lot of ways, it felt like Spielberg's "A.I." - well intentioned but distant and remote and ultimately very forgettable. It's better than "Valkyrie" (thanks to Morgan Freeman) but just by a hair. Fairly tepid and mediocre.
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 (Meliss 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.