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On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one manās confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jackās mission is nearly complete. Living and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

Starring:
Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Oblivion

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 5 minutes
Starring Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Zoe Bell, Melissa Leo, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Director Joseph Kosinski
Genres Science Fiction
Studio UNIVERSAL PICTURES
Rental release 18 October 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 5 minutes
Starring Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Zoe Bell, Melissa Leo, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Director Joseph Kosinski
Genres Science Fiction
Studio UNIVERSAL PICTURES
Rental release 18 October 2013
Main languages English

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4.0 out of 5 stars

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174 of 198 people found the following review helpful By Darth Maciek 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 Corey Newcombe on 8 Dec. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen on Earth. Part of an operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, his mission is nearly complete.

Living and patrolling the skies from thousands of feet above, his life is brought crashing down when he rescues a stranger from a spacecraft.

Her arrival triggers events that force him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.....

After the average ness of both Tron: Legacy and Jack Reacher, my hopes were not very high for this movie. The trailers looked okay, but a film consisting of Cruise finding himself in a world that looks like an expensive Apple commercial didn't really float my boat.

Anyhow, I love Science Fiction, and the comparisons to Moon and almost every single Science Fiction movie of the last five years compelled me to take a chance.

The first half of the film is wonderful, the relationship between Cruise and Risborough is fantastic, and she really makes the film worth watching. This half of the film is the heart to Oblivion, and I could have happily had this for the rest of the film, but it goes another direction.

It goes all Pitch Black for some reason and multiple Tom Cruises and Morgan Freeman turn what could have been some psychedelic Logan's Run type movie into another excuse for Cruise to flex his action muscles.

Otherwise, its great to look at, Cruise does finish with a killer line, and its not too long. Would have love to have seen more Risborough though.
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