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Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Review: Oblivion

7:06:49 PM | 5/30/2013| Thursday

Talk about post-apocalyptic days and the remaining survivor earthlings, eh?

Oblivion, another science fiction movie that showcases Tom Cruise’s crusade to live another day on the planet Earth – on the after-apocalyptic age. Story-wise speaking, it’s about five decades from the present time.


Jack Harper a.k.a. Tech 49’s a man on the mission to save the planet through studying and patrolling the entire land. Well, complications turned his objectives upside down as he founded out some of the material matters that served his memory back littler by little. He ended up tracking a lost love, and realized that his supposedly mission mislead him to what he is really tasked to do as one of last living human beings on the planet.

From there he battled his former god, and the planet was saved again. But a much complicated ending on Cruise’s character though. Just because Tech 52’s a mere clone of 49? Maybe. Argh, it’s quite a tough one to get out of the clueless state of mind.

Now, that made me and my ass thinking all over again for this movie. Questions arose from my head: how come Oblivion was the title of this movie? What was really Tech 49’s supposed-to-be-task in this planet? And even how come Cruise turned out be at the suit #52, considering that at the near-end of that motion picture, he sacrificed himself to save the humanity out of the possible alienated invasion?

Don’t get me wrong, the movie was quite good when it comes to puzzling the mind-sets of every Oblivion watchers. But too much complication kills the audiences’ excitement, which on my part had been quite hard to follow.

Tom Cruise’s character portrayal was kind good. Given. But the way the story flows killed my hopes on getting my answers out of this film. Little by little, and minute per minute.

I think maybe I should watch this thing again, but if I ended up getting confused again, maybe my verdict was right.

The verdict: 5.75 (grade out of 10)



OBLIVION stars Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo and Morgan Freeman. OBLIVION was created based on Radical comics co-written with Arvid Nelson, produced alongside Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Barry Levine, and Duncan Henderson, and directed by Joseph Kosinski. This motion picture was made possible by Relativity Media, Chernin Entertainment, Monolith Pictures, and Radical Studios. Distributed by Universal Pictures

Author: slickmaster | © 2013 september twenty-eight productions

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