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Oblivion (2013)

Oblivion (2013)

Woah, Oblivion was an inspiring movie! I even wrote a rhyme about it, though I was in such an inspirational daze that the lines turned out completely unstructured and impossible to sing without much revising, which would completely ruin the amazing moment of the tune, but anyway... this movie reminded me a bit of the Moon.

I'm not sure I should reveal why, because that would probably reveal the plot a bit too much, but here's the a quick debrief: aliens invaded the world, humanity fought them off but failed to save the planet, radiation levels are high and humanity is sucking out the remaining natural resources to move to Titan with a huge spaceship named the Tet.

Our main character lives together with his partner on a constructed contraption above the clouds, repairing droids and monitoring preparation progress. It seems to be a rather lonely life, but even though they are cut off from the rest of the world they have each other, and their home is a paradise of sorts. It's sleek, modern; futuristic, and the life is both routined and adventurous.. but then one day, stuff happens.

The filming is beautiful, post-apocalyptic in a realistic way, unreal in a way that so many earlier movies aspire to portray a wasted world but not many actually manage. It's hard to know which parts of the sceneries are actually real (maybe built specifically for the film) and which are just digital art. It's a magnificent post-apocalyptic world, and though there's plenty of action there's a rather calm pace to the action, with breaks for drama/romance and even a little... thriller. All actors do a great job, except maybe the one (who I shouldn't reveal without spoiling the plot). If you like Sci-Fi this is definitely worth the watch! It's a movie on par with Elysium, two great sci-fi releases this year.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

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  1. S3C
    Wednesday Jun/14/2017

    you can't go wrong with a Tom Cruise sci-fi movie!! with a surprise appearance from Morgan Freeman...and Tom...wait a sec, Tom Cruise??

    Elysium was considerably better IMO...the plot of this film focused too much on sentimentality and needed more elaboration on the backstory instead of continuous flashbacks...and the two female leads were subpar. The visuals was the highlight of the film (especially around the end), soundtrack was okay, the 50/50 orchestral/synthetic lines were a nice touch. Some nice surprising moments, but the romance and playful nature derails the plot a bit.

  2. Cyber
    Wednesday Jun/14/2017

    Fo rizzle. Morgan Freeman... was there too?! Memories a blur. Yeah he's the one one!

    The main character/acting in Elysium definitely beats this, but overall... I think I liked the atmosphere in this one better. Sentimentality and playful nature strum the right strings with me. Elysium was more realistic. More crowded. Messy. Not as utopian a dystopia, you know? But better with mostly everything else. 2013 was a pretty awesome year for sci-fi!



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