movie: Oblivion


Description from IMDB: “A veteran assigned to extract Earth’s remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.”

Hmmm…where to start.

I was really excited about seeing this movie. The trailer looked awesome. Tom Cruise and sci fi go together like chocolate and caramel. My dad saw it in the theater. He liked it, and he doesn’t like anything!

I didn’t like it as much as I thought I would. The special effects were really good. The futuristic stuff was freakishly slick and modern. Very nice. The acting was good. Extra points for the presence of Morgan Freeman and that guy who plays Jaime Lannister on Game of Thrones.

The music was awful and annoying. Think cheesy 80s synthesizer music with a sci fi theme.

The story also felt strangely fragmented. It leaned heavily into one plot line. Then it would abandon that for a while for a shiny new thing over there. Maybe they tried to cram in too much story.

Oblivion was okay. It could’ve been better. It gets a C.

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