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Some critics have panned this new film from director and co-writer Joseph Kosinski, in this his second film ("TRON: Legacy"), as being highly derivative. But let's face it, how many films are so fresh and new that they delve into uncharted territory? In any case, don't care. Whether it's a drama, a comedy, a horror movie or even a romantic comedy, it's how well it is delivered that counts. And this film delivers.
Like "TRON" the film is visually arresting. Seen on a big screen, the sets are huge but sparse, drawing the audience in. Set in a war-ravaged Earth of 2077 devoid of humans, all of whom have resettled on a moon of Saturn, only Jack (terrific Tom Cruise) and Victoria (Andrea Riseborough) remain. They are partners (both romantic and professionally) whose mission is to watch over the drones that patrol the area for a smattering of "Scavs" who were the defeated invaders. While Earth won the war, they lost the planet which continues to be harvested for water and other ecological matter.
Jack is the investigative repair man who goes out alone. Victoria never leaves their high control point and guides him using sophisticated tracking technology. While investigating an unusual radio beacon, Jack witnesses a spacecraft crash. One of the survivors is a human flight officer named Julia (Olga Kurylenko) who he has occasionally dreamed about. Both Jack and Vic have had their memories "washed" in order to eliminate thoughts of the terrible war. Uh, sure. What Jack believes to be "Scavs" turns out to be Beech (Morgan Freeman) and his collection of survivors. The truth is out there and Jack must find it, and does with the help of Julia.Read more ›
Now imagine that you are one of the only people left on Earth, tasked with protecting and syphoning what few resources remain so that your people can survive. This is Jack Harper's (Tom Cruise) job. He and his partner, Victoria (Andrea Riseborough), are tasked with drone maintanence --- drones that are critical for protecting their harvest operations. These drones are the last line of defense from hostile "Skav" attacks. The pair's mission commander, Sally (Melissa Leo), provides support from the space colony above. In a few short weeks, the harvesters will have collected enough of the remaining raw material needed to ensure humanity's long-term survival and Jack and Victoria can then return to be with their people. Only, after a drone repair goes horribly wrong, Jack is left questioning the motives behind his mission and the supposed dangers posed by the Skavs. And he quickly learns, things on the surface are not what they seem.
when I saw the trailer for Oblivion coupled with the knowledge that Joseph Kosinski (of Tron: Legacy fame) was attached to direct, I was super excited. So I may not be the biggest Tom Cruise fan or anything but with an all-star cast consisting of Melissa Leo, Morgan Freeman and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (aka Jamie Lannister from FREAKING Game of Thones!!!), there was no way this movie wasn't going to be a sure-fire winner.Read more ›
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Awesome!! You have to watch it more than once though. If you have seen this film, you'll understand why I said that. Read morePublished 1 day ago by SinisterSniper66
Great movie, easy to follow the story, excellent scenery and effects.
Obviously the actors in the movie are top notch and never disappoints!
This is an interesting film and aesthetically pleasing, even if Tom Cruise isn't your thing. Worth the watch.Published 2 days ago by Toni Klimovich
A Creative and entertaining science fiction film with a bunch of surprising and twists and turns along the way. Read morePublished 6 days ago by R. W. Powell
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I was hoping we would get a US steelbook as well. The cover art as shown on Amazon is awful!
Jul 9, 2013 by Vamsi Nath | See all 4 posts
I have Moon on blu ray. It is a really good movie and so is Oblivion, but to say which is better that isn't easy to say. I won't say which is better since I like both a lot, and both are great movies.
Aug 8, 2013 by ghstbstr | See all 9 posts
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Same problem here on two different Blu-ray players. Both the players and the TV have the latest firmware.
Aug 23, 2013 by Todd Witter | See all 8 posts
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generally it depends on which edition you buy, I own quite a few movies on bluray and dvd that came with digital versions, if you buy it on bluray it came with a redeem code for hd, if you go dvd then you get sd, thats how it works on vudu code redeem i have only downloaded 2 movies from itunes... Read More
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