Oblivion (2013)

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In my view…

A futuristic film about a drone repairer who is one of the few humans who is living on the earth. A war that happened decades ago destroyed the earths’ moon and with it most of its’ surface. Living on earth is not possible anymore so to the moon from Saturn or are asleep in a space station waiting to be shipped to another world.

It is an astonishing film but the pace of it is not that fast. You would think at least…

In the beginning the film is slowly explaining it’s story. Happening through indirect flashbacks. Yeah you realize you have seen one afterwards. The end of the film is of the same structure though the pace is twice as fast in the last hour. It is an easy film to follow, by actions and the mystery. The story is a bit complicated but if you have seen Inception, TRON or The Imitation Game, this is a film you probably like too! The music is not written by Hans Zimmer but is has those specific features that let’s you think it is.

Tom Cruise plays a wonderful role and even some hard acting skills come forward. Halfway the film you can get confused, but there are little details that makes the difference. And all this little stuff is important to fully understand the film until the end. The end of the film ends with a flashback told story, but it something like “…a few years later…”

The film is part of the genres: action, adventure, mystery and science-fiction. There is enough action, not too much. The whole story is an adventure and it took me until the end of the film to discover the mystery as an “Ooh that”. The science-fiction is really obvious and actually that is what I like most about it. All the technology and missions going back and forth. And the music fits very well with the scenes. It’s not perfect. But it is just good and accompanied with nice music.

Enjoy watching the film!

The trailer:

I am not telling about the story – never do in my film reviews – you have to see the film yourself and make your own opinion. I hope you like the film too. It is worth to watch it multiple times.

Greetings by Sophie

Film facts:

Title: Oblivion
Genre: Action / Adventure / Mystery / Science Fiction
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Writer (graphic novel): Joseph Kosinski
Screenwriter: Karl Gajdusek / Michael Arndt
Country: USA
Language spoken: English
Release Date:  26 March 2013 (Buenos Aires, Argentina, Premiere)
Release in NL: 11 April 2013
Time: 124 minutes
Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Relativity Media / Monolith Pictures
IMDb rating: 7.0/10
Rating: 8/10

Top 25 Cast:

  1. Tom Cruise / Jack
  2. Morgan Freeman / Beech
  3. Olga Kurylenko / Julia
  4. Andrea Riseborough / Victoria
  5. Nikolai Coster-Waldau / Sykes
  6. Melissa Leo / Sally
  7. Zoë Bell / Kara
  8. Abigail Lowe / Julia’s child
  9. Isabelle Lowe / Julia’s child
  10. David Madison / Grow Hall Survivor
  11. John L. Armijo / NASA Ground Control
  12. Catherine Kim Poon / NASA Controller
  13. Jason Stanly / NASA Controller
  14. Jeremy Sande / NASA Booster Engineer
  15. Ryan Chase Lee / Tech
  16. Jaylen Moore / Radio Operator
  17. Julie Hardin / Librarian
  18. Philip Odango / College Student
  19. Lisa Raziano / Alien
  20. Joanne Bahris / Tourist
  21. Efraiem Hanna / Tourist
  22. Booch O’Connell / Tourist
  23. Joshua Tran / Core Survivor
  24. Fileena Bahris / Survivor
  25. Andrew Breland / Survivor

3 thoughts on “Oblivion (2013)

  1. I love sci-fi and enjoyed this movie immensely but I’m afraid the story was too convoluted and not clearly explained for my understanding. I’ve seen it a couple of times and researched it a bit but I’m still not sure exactly who was what to whom. Still I would recommend it to ski-fi lovers.

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