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Oblivion (2013) – Movie Review

Oblivion Movie Review6.8/10 Good but not that good. This Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman futuristic movie didn’t quite hit the mark for me. I liked Vanilla Sky… Oblivion, I think, tried to be clever like Vanilla Sky but fell short.

The special effects were good. The concept was interesting. The acting was OK. Worth watching, just not as good as I had hoped it would be. Here is IMDB synopsis:

A veteran assigned to extract Earth’s remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself. (IMDB rated 7.1)

My wife gave it 6/10. She did not really like it and was generous with the 6. She felt it wasn’t realistic in parts as to Tom Cruise’s actions. She, too, got bored in spots.

The movie relied on Tom Cruise as the box office draw. For extra security they added Morgan Freeman who had a very small role. The pace of the movie could have been a little faster. Too much time spent on futuristic special effects at times making everything more forced. Not enough characters and character interaction to keep it interesting.

I don’t want to discourage you from watching Oblivion. Your milage may vary. In my experience when an entire movie is based on one person (Tom Cruise) with little character development or side story lines, you can easily get bored. I started to get bored in this movie and the cleverness of the futuristic aspect didn’t quite save it for me… Worth renting but don’t expect too much.

Let me know what you think of this movie.

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