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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Movie Review - Oblivion

 Oblivion  $$$$    



124 Minutes
Starring: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, and Olga Kurylenko.
Director: Joseph Kosinski.

            I’m a sucker for post-apocalyptic stories. Maybe it’s because it gives hope for the future no matter what we may face. Whatever the reason, the promos for this movie hooked me right away.  

            Jack (Tom Cruise), otherwise known as Tech-49, and Victoria (Andrea Riseborough) operate a team on the devastated remains of Earth. Jack goes out to the dangerous wastelands that now cover the planet and repairs drones that have been damage by the Scavs.
What are the Scavs? They are the dastardly aliens that invaded Earth for its resources and nearly wiped out the human race. A few of them live on the surface of Earth, amid the ruins that they created.
Jack and Victoria are almost done with their tour of duty and then they will report back to the base station and be transported to Titan where the rest of Earth’s survivors are making a new life for themselves. There’s just one problem. Jack is the curious sort and when the Scavs try to capture him, he starts to wonder why.  

Cruise does an excellent job on the film as does the rest of the cast. The writers and directors have done a wonderful job of keeping the suspense about what has happened on Earth and what will happen next all throughout the film. It had a great ending. The visual effects are great. I especially loved scenes with the two-man flyer that he zips around in during the movie. And it definitely touched on some emotional chords.
            In fact, I consider this an almost perfect movie. It is an interesting story and nothing gets in the way of telling it. If you like science fiction then you are in for a good time. This movie easily earned a full four Movie Bucks and I recommend you go out and see it as quickly as possible.           

                        Randy’s Rating System 

$$$$   = Full Price    See this movie right away and pay full price, it’s worth it.
$$$     = Matinee      Catch this as a matinee or other discounted showing.
$$        = Discount     Wait until this movie reaches a discount theater near you.
$          = Rental         Wait until this movie reaches your local video rental outlet.
0          = No Sale       Don’t see this movie at any price.



  1. I'll probably see that at some point.

    1. I highly recommend that you do. It may be the best movie of the year.

  2. I was on the fence about this one... My son and I chose Olympus Has Fallen over it this past weekend. But your rave review has convinced me this one is worth seeing!