Provocative Sci Fi Action
Starring: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman,
Olga Kurylenko, Andrea
Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo,
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Teenagers and adults
Runtime: 126 minutes
Distributor: Universal Pictures/Comcast
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Executive Producer: Jesse Berger, Dave Morrison
Producer: Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark,
Duncan Henderson, Joseph
Writer: Joseph Kosinkski, Karl
Gajdusek, Michael Arndt
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Jack Harper is the technician for the drones that monitor the Earth for aliens and help the remaining humans obtain energy. Even though the humans won the war against the aliens, the Earth was completely demolished. Each day Jack goes down to Earth to repair any drones needing fixing. Because of the unknown dangers, Jack’s safety is monitored by his teammate and love interest, Victoria.
Being the only one to go down to Earth every day, Jack still feels connected to the planet. He builds his own home there that no one else can see. Victoria, however, is afraid of Earth and the contamination that anything from Earth can bring.
One day, Jack finds a place on Earth that triggers memories of a woman in the same location coming towards him. This memory haunts Jack. He starts to dream about the woman and somehow feels a connection to her.
One day Jack is out to repair a drone and finds a ship that’s crashed or been destroyed. There are a few bodies in sleep capsules around the ship. One of them happens to be the woman from Jack’s dreams. He decides to take her home. When he opens the capsule, the woman wakes and says Jack’s name. Both he and Victoria are completely confused by this woman, but Jack senses a connection, as if he knew her before.
When the woman recovers, she’s finally able to talk to them. She says her name is Julia, and she was on a mission when her ship went down. She feels she must get back some information from her ship and convinces Jack to take her back. During this time, she tells Jack they were married. Her revelation changes things completely, and all of Jack’s memories come flooding back to him. When Jack regains his memories, he realizes he must save mankind from the exact people he thought were on his side.
OBLIVION is an interesting science fiction thriller, but seems to have a convoluted, open-ended storyline. The overall quality is excellent, with exciting action scenes and some good acting and although there are some static moments. The aesthetic and design of the props is beautiful.
Despite the convoluted storyline, the hero chooses to sacrifice himself for the greater good. Also, although his lost memory results in him sleeping with another woman not his wife, the hero eventually does the right thing and saves lives.
OBLIVION is an interesting science fiction movie, but seems to have a convoluted open-ended storyline. The overall quality is excellent, with exciting action scenes, good acting, and beautiful production design. Despite the convoluted storyline, Jack Harper chooses to sacrifice for the greater good. His lost memory means he’s been sleeping with another woman not his wife. However, he eventually does the right thing and saves lives. That said, OBLIVION has some crude dialogue and sensual content. So, extreme caution is required.