Movie Review: Oblivion

Oblivion-movie-posterWe had watched Oblivion with Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman today at the Reel Cinemas in the Dubai Mall.

The story in short: 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.

liked Oblivion very much. The movie takes its time to introduce you to the world and situation the characters are faced with. I’ve been missing that in most recent movies and especially many recent sci-fi movies. Oblivion is plot driven and it is like a puzzle (if not a sophisticatedly complex one) that you’re presented piece by piece. There’s not really one single big moment of surprise, the mystery is simply unraveled throughout the film. You don’t get a flashback at the end to sum it all up or anything, so you have to follow the plot and pay attention to it.

The visuals are indeed stunning. And of course there’s CGI. But the way it’s used doesn’t attract negative attention. It’s just smoothly embedded into the movie.

There are action scenes. But they don’t go on forever. They are well placed and legitimate.

Watch if in Cinema, i don’t think it comes great on the TV. You can check out as well the Trailer below..

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