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Oblivion (With UltraViolet) (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko & Morgan Freeman

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 12 years & over

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  Oblivious!

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Oblivion promises much but fails to fully deliver. This isn't true of every aspect but unfortunately is true in terms of the most important aspect of them all character.

Tron Legacy helmer Joseph Kosinski returns with yet another stunningly realised and beautifully detailed world filled with exquisite visuals and luscious vistas. In terms of the movies look it ranks up with the best of the year. Oblivion focuses too much on this at the expense of the most important element character and heart, much like Tron Legacy.

Don't get me wrong there's plenty to enjoy with Oblivion but you can only truly invest yourself in the overall aesthetics. The plot borrows liberally from a few movies past, most notably Moon and the characters may as well be cardboard cut outs. The central themes appear to be identity and love I guess, but the director is more focused on the realisation of future Earth than providing any real heart and emotion with his cast and plot.

Tom cruise plays Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman plays Morgan Freeman on top of that we have some other actors who just melt into the background and the predictable plot will not give you much to chew on. You've seen it all before anyway.

The Transfer........

Universal have granted this movie with an MPEG-4 AVC encoded, 2.40:1 framed, 1080p transfer onto a 50GB Blu-ray disc of faultless quality.

This could be the best Blu-ray disc I've ever seen, I cannot fault one single aspect. This is certainly a movie to show off your HD set up.

Clarity and detail is staggering with incredible textures and crisp outlines. The depth of the image will really impress. Every strand of hair and pore of skin is clearly visible. Colours are perfectly saturated with deep vibrancy and perfect contrast. The blacks are inky and crush is never a concern. Delineation is absolutely stunning in these darker moments.

Shot digitally so grain is of no concern, we don't suffer any digital or compression artefacts. No banding, ringing, aliasing or haloing.

This is a stunning world delivered in stunning detail.

THIS DISC IS REFERENCE QUALITY

Movie 3/5 Transfer 5/5

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  Oblivious!

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Oblivion promises much but fails to fully deliver. This isn't true of every aspect but unfortunately is true in terms of the most important aspect of them all character.

Tron Legacy helmer Joseph Kosinski returns with yet another stunningly realised and beautifully detailed world filled with exquisite visuals and luscious vistas. In terms of the movies look it ranks up with the best of the year. Oblivion focuses too much on this at the expense of the most important element character and heart, much like Tron Legacy.

Don't get me wrong there's plenty to enjoy with Oblivion but you can only truly invest yourself in the overall aesthetics. The plot borrows liberally from a few movies past, most notably Moon and the characters may as well be cardboard cut outs. The central themes appear to be identity and love I guess, but the director is more focused on the realisation of future Earth than providing any real heart and emotion with his cast and plot.

Tom cruise plays Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman plays Morgan Freeman on top of that we have some other actors who just melt into the background and the predictable plot will not give you much to chew on. You've seen it all before anyway.

The Transfer........

Universal have granted this movie with an MPEG-4 AVC encoded, 2.40:1 framed, 1080p transfer onto a 50GB Blu-ray disc of faultless quality.

This could be the best Blu-ray disc I've ever seen, I cannot fault one single aspect. This is certainly a movie to show off your HD set up.

Clarity and detail is staggering with incredible textures and crisp outlines. The depth of the image will really impress. Every strand of hair and pore of skin is clearly visible. Colours are perfectly saturated with deep vibrancy and perfect contrast. The blacks are inky and crush is never a concern. Delineation is absolutely stunning in these darker moments.

Shot digitally so grain is of no concern, we don't suffer any digital or compression artefacts. No banding, ringing, aliasing or haloing.

This is a stunning world delivered in stunning detail.

THIS DISC IS REFERENCE QUALITY

Movie 3/5 Transfer 5/5

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  Visually impressive despite familiar story elements

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The four stars is really more of a very high 3.5 as I'm being maybe a little more generous thanks to being a Sci-fi fan, but even at that, 'Oblivion' is one of the more beautifully realised films of the year, even if the final story remains one that you'll realise you've seen elements of before.

Several decades in the future the Earth has been left desolated and ravaged after alien invasion. With the last of it's natural resources about to be harvested by humanity Jack (Tom Cruise) remains one of the last people on Earth overseeing the machinery before he evacuates to the space station which the rest of the human race live on. Until, a spaceship crashes in his patrol area revealing inside a women whom Jack has had recurring dreams about. A woman who also seems to know who Jack is.

In finding out the answer to this mystery, Jack's entire perception of his world will be changed.

Director Joe Kosinski (Tron: Legacy) proves himself to be a developing master of visual science fiction, and 'Oblivion' is truly stunning from an effects and production design perspective. But the thinnish characters and ultimately derivative plot which the visuals mask do undermine some of that effort. It's also got a fantastic music score from M83 that pulses and matches the visuals perfectly at times.

I really enjoyed it for what it was, but 'Oblivion' probably thinks it's a slightly better sci-fi film than it actually is.

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