Sunday, May 26, 2013

Film Review: What Comes Out Of The "Oblivion"

by Jeff Siler

Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman are two people who would definitely draw you to a movie. Throw in outer pace and some amazing special effects and you would most definitely have a really good movie. That’s not the case when it comes to “Oblivion”.

We’re in the year 2077 and Earth has transformed into a post-apocalyptic state after battling through a war with an alien species known as the Scavs. Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) and Victoria (Andrea Riseborough) are the last remaining humans on Earth.  Jack’s main focus is repairing drones that cycle through the planet making sure it is protected while Victoria keeps an eye on him using cameras and other forms of technology. Everything seems to be going well until a crash landing on Earth turns everything around for Jack and Victoria.

Visually this is one of the best films I have seen in a long time. The special effects are out of this world and the scenery is absolutely breathtaking. Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman are also about as stellar as they have always been. There is quite a bit of Action, but other than that the movie is very slow paced at times and there are numerous plot holes that I saw throughout (I don’t want to spoil too much for you).

To be honest, I think that this movie caters to the sci-fi junkie crowd but other than them this movie will be kind of boring to most other people. I will give it credit for being a very original idea and the visuals alone make this a film that should be seen but I personally wouldn’t rush out to see it.

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