Sci-fi

What I really liked about the film Oblivion.

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Speaking of the recent (ish) film, Oblivion, starring popular action star Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman (the voice of god), Andrea Riseborough and Olga Kurylenko.

Based on the graphic novel from writer and director Joseph Kosinski, Oblivion is set in post-apocalyptic future Earth, Tom Cruise or Jack Harper works as a mechanic maintaining a fleet of drones which in turn, protect the machines which are harvesting energy supplies. Without wanting to give too much of the plot away, Jack finds himself plagued by dreams of another life he is not familiar with, not all is how it seems and as the film progresses, events later unfold that dramatically change everything for the characters in this story.

Featuring stunning visuals and grand screenshots of ruined Earth, Oblivion really caught my attention. The plot is strong; full of enough tension and interest to keep you firmly planted in your seat (and maybe fidget slightly through anticipation). Combined with this, characters were easy to engage with in turn with convincing performances, from the leading characters to even the chillingly-cold mission control, Sally; “Are you still an effective team?”. There is certainly not a dull moment in Oblivion and where the plot could be said to lack in originality, the ending is certainly satisfying, with appropriate levels of badassery.

If you’re like me and a sucker for sci-fi thrillers, then I would highly recommend you give Oblivion a watch if you haven’t already.

I give it 4/5.

(I do not own the rights to the photo shown; Source: geektyrant.com)

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