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.

Tom Cruise,Morgan Freeman
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
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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178 of 203 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 Susman VINE VOICE on 14 April 2013
Format: DVD

Oblivion is a post-apocalyptic speculative fiction movie founded on Joseph Kosinski's unpublished graphic novel of the same name.

The is scene set as we are lead into an impressive post-apocalyptic Earth where the moon has been destroyed, the textures and colours are vivid and almost photo shopped; the remnants of Man's world are literally fused into the landscape, or disintegrating amphitheatre of an American football stadium, we are shown the pitiful spire of the Empire State Building. This is all the result of a Pyrrhic victory against extra-terrestrial interlopers called `Scavs'/`Scavengers', in principle the human race has essentially given up on Earth.

On this `barren' world there appears to be a couple who are doing their stint as caretakers as they are instructed by mission controller Sally (Melissa Leo) to protect the colossal offshore fusion energy generators, which are producing power for the colonists on Titan, they are harvesting the last of Earth's riches - water and when needed mopping up `Scavs'/`Scavengers'. What is left of Humanity lives on a large orbiting satellite while the rest have moved to mankind's' new home Titan? Jack, who does the maintenance has a partner called Victoria, who is a communications specialist and lover, they live in `Sky deck' or Sky Tower, high up off the ground, a rather amazing uncluttered structure and command centre. They even have a glass bottom swimming pool for tempting night dips. They are told that they too will join their colleagues on the satellite and will then be transported to Titan. Mission controller Sally always asks "Are still an effective team". However, the situation for these human caretakers what's left of earth is not all that seems.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By T. Cosens TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 20 Aug. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Tom Cruise dips his toe back into the sci-fi genre in the apocalyptic world of Oblivion. A movie oozing style and some amazing cinematography. However if the story isn't up to scratch what really is the point?

Luckily it is. Well just about anyway.There is nothing original here and you will certainly fathom the outcome a fair few miles in advance, but the journey is well told. Joseph Kosinski has style and lots of it and he knows how to frame a shot and this is how he sucks you into his world. He obviously has great vision and flair but he lacks subtlety in his story telling and this is what holds him back from being a true master of the genre.

Tom Cruise plays Jack (yes another hero called Jack) who lives with his partner on a structure suspended in the air above a desolate Earth. As seems to be the norm these days Earth has been attacked and left barren. Humans are living on Titan somewhere in the atmosphere and are sucking the water from Earth in order to start life elsewhere. Jack is in charge of the up keep of the drones that fly around defending the machines sucking up the water from the aliens left on the planet.

He flies around in his nifty little aircraft and this gives Kosinski the chance to show off some very lovely sights. Jack's life is fairly cushty until he starts having dreams about a woman he doesn't know before she crash lands on Earth.

Suffice to say not everything is as it seems and the story starts to take a few twists and turns from there. As obvious as these may be it is still an entertaining journey and in some ways is expertly executed. The films main success is in its ability to suck you into this world. It is engrossing and inviting.
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