Film Review: Oblivion

Oblivion (2013)
starring Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, 
Melissa Leo, Morgan Freeman
Watch the Oblivion trailer

(source: OblivionTheMovie)

One of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs, discovers a crashed spacecraft with contents that bring into question everything he believed about the war, and may even put the fate of mankind in his hands. (via Black Dahlia on IMDB)

I saw Oblivion starring Tom Cruise last April. It was an interesting, not your typical Tom Cruise/sci-fi film. I thought it was very good. Tom looks great in this movie. His character was interesting and his dwelling and longing for a lost love (he tried to remember) he can't exactly figure out why based on his sudden triggered memories of a woman he once loved...and still loved...while at the same time he was living with another woman, currently in his life, the woman he works with (and them being a "teamwork"), was romantically involved with, but was not really in love it (or his memories of the other woman interrupts his feelings for the woman he is with now, which put him in a complex or rather a complicated situation). He apparently still love and care for the woman of his past that keeps haunting him or his memories of him and them together. Like when he was kissing the woman he was working and living with, he ends up seeing her as that other woman. His found memories of her kept showing him having strong feelings for her and that there was something between them, but somehow he can't figured out why. So he has to find her, and and when he did it turned that not only she was the woman he really loved, but that she was his wife, which stunned, intrigued, and interested him even more. I actually loved and enjoyed this part of the movie. What can I say, I love the romance part as well as the sci-fi parts.

Great cast,
Olga Kurylenko (loved her and Tom's pairing in this film) and Andrea Riseborough were both very good in their supporting female parts as well as Morgan Freeman (even though he had a small role). The story was quite interesting and well-written. Great music/musical score. The pacing kind of drags on a bit at the beginning, but not knowing so much about this film, wondering what's going to happen and how it's going to end kept me interested and on the edge of my seat.

Overall, I must say, I really enjoyed watching this movie. I thought it was a very good sci-fi film. Me and my brother both enjoyed watching this movie. I recommend you see this movie (if you haven't already done so) while it's still in theaters.

My Oblivion Film Rating:
(8.5/10; B+)


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