Oblivion 2013

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Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman star in this groundbreaking event about a lone repairman on a near-ruined future Earth who finds himself questioning all he knows in a fight to save humanity.

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Tom Cruise,Morgan Freeman
Runtime:
2 hours, 4 minutes

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Genres Fantasy, Action & Adventure
Director Joseph Kosinski
Starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman
Supporting actors Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo
Studio Universal Pictures
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
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177 of 202 people found the following review helpful By Maciej TOP 500 REVIEWER on 2 May 2013
Format: DVD
I liked this film. It is not an immortal master-piece, but it is well made. Below, some more of my impressions, with limited SPOILERS.

Year of Grace 2079. After a devastating war against alien invaders, Moon was broken in pieces and Earth was left a barren, poisoned desolation. The aliens were in principle defeated but what was left of humanity had to move to Titan, which is now being slowly terraformed. The ruined Earth was abandoned to two categories of inhabitants - the Scavs, a handful of alien survivors, stranded castaways barely managing to survive miserably one day at a time and the two lonely humans, Victoria (Andrea Riseborough) and Jack (Tom Cruise) who supervise the last stage of evacuation of the planet, which includes pumping and carrying away what remains of uncontaminated water on Earth by robotic installations and automated cargo ships.

Jack does the most dangerous job by flying daily repair and maintenance missions, mostly fixing combat drones, which protect the installations from the desperate and aggressive Scavs. From their flying house, a safe refuge out of reach of Scavs, Victoria watches over him, warns him of dangers and if necessary musters drones to help him. It is a harsh and quite sad life, but they have one another for comfort - and also their task will soon be over.

But Jack is not well. He doesn't sleep well since some time and every morning wakes up more and more tired, exhausted by strange dreams which repeat themselves - dreams in which he meets a strange Woman (Olga Kurylenko), a woman he can not remember ever knowing, but who nevertheless seems surprisingly familiar... And then, one day after he wakes up for another day of work on the surface, the film really begins...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kilrymont on 20 Feb. 2015
Format: DVD
Definitely not one of TC's more forgettable pictures, this. Morgan Freeman got his cheque very easily - I didn't keep a stop watch on his screen-time but I'm fairly sure it'd amount to no more than single-figure minutes. For second/equal billing that's not a lot!

Things roll along splendidly for Mr C and his rather plain-jane cohabitee in a sky-hover sort of glass hotel suite where they are, we're told, mop up/maintenance crew caretaking a dying earth while giant machines suck up the ocean's waters. Mankind has departed, what remains of it anyway, to Titan which is a moon of Saturn - as the post-apocalypse earth can't support life much longer.

After a while things go awry - after all, if they didn't it'd be one massively lengthy yawn for a rapidly departing audience.

Some of the initial premise as outlined in the first scene-setting section of the movie then gets turned on its head - big time.

Without spoiling the film for prospective viewers, this one had this jaded movie-watcher pretty interested in progress for much of the running time. Sure, there's some entirely predictable bits - which are rather telegraphed beforehand for those used to reading the flow of scripts, but it's well enough done overall.

I enjoyed it - which says much. I watch lots of films and don't think I'm easily pleased. Especially by lame scripts and wooden unskilled acting. Neither of which was too evident here - although the set-phrase interchanges with "Sally" did drop some hints that all wasn't quite as we'd been led to believe.

Cruise is hiding his age pretty well - I didn't have a set of pecs like his when I was twenty years younger than he is here - but action parts can't go on for actors forever.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. Gelderd VINE VOICE on 7 Aug. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
This film is almost split into two, or so it felt to me. The first half is a visually stunning set-up, with breathtaking cinematography and visuals that encapsulate why science fiction is a real gem of a genre, and often ruined by too much on screen with too much noise and action. As Cruise’s character introduces us to the remnants of Earth and we accompany him on his routine exploration and dangerous job of military repairman, the vast, endless wasteland of the planet is a thing of beauty; from the eerie, hanging remains of our destroyed Moon frozen in the cosmos above to the destroyed remains of the Empire State Building, the New York Yankee stadium and other notable landscapes all brought down to nothing.

It feels spacious, it feels vast and is wonderfully enjoyable to explore with Cruise, who plays yet another likeable character in his later years. Not cocky or self-assured, but methodical, passionate and calm. He involves us in his thoughts and his feelings, connecting with us as audiences in the face of remembering all he holds dear. There is some action, but it’s never grand or CG heavy, it’s a frantic burst for survival, before it’s over and we continue the exploration; just another day in the life of a Tech. And the tower block Harper and Vika live in is stunning, thanks to the glorious surroundings you see during the day and night.

The second half, once we are introduced to the beautiful and brilliant Olga Kurylenko as Julia, escalates into a thrilling action spectacle, with CG enhanced battles and aerobatics. One thing about Kurylenko is her ability to be just as powerful opposite the leading star, if not more so.
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