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Oblivion (With UltraViolet)

Featuring: Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko & Morgan Freeman

Format: DVD | Rating: 12 years & over

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  Loved it

| | See all mystified's reviews (14)

I'm a sucker for a tom cruise film and this didn't disappoint. Really enjoyed this film. Good twist in the plot. Kept our interest. Great if your into a bit of sci fi.

  Oblivion - Too much Cruising

| | See all filmcritic1952's reviews (36)

The plot is really great but the film just suffers from too much of Jack, i.e. TC. It's all about him, and the story gets lost by the wayside because TC being the hero, the fighter, the lover etc. you know the story, in omni present. If you are a TC fan then buy the film otherwise wait for it to reduce in price. It's an entertaining film with good people, but just far too much 'Jack' (TC). Maybe it should have been called EGO???

  Oblivion (With UltraViolet) Blu Ray

| | See all Anton1Tay's reviews (6)

Total Rubbish very Bad Acting bad Directing the story was Narrated by cruze, he can't really tell a story, could not wait till it ended, I had the Blu Ray as a present, wish it went back now waited and got the one DVD that I wanted, think I will sell it for a couple of pound if, I'm lucky if I could have given lower than one star or Rotten Tomatoes not even good enough for that.,
Don't spend money on it it's not worth it

  Visually impressive despite familiar story elements

| | See all Kevin1075's reviews (754)

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.