April 21st 2013 04:33
DIRECTOR: Joseph Kosinski
CAST: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko
TOM CRUISE is Jack, a drone repairman on post-apocalyptic Earth and one of only two humans left on the planet. Or so he believes. His colleague and sort-of wife Victoria (Riseborough) does everything by the book and can't stand Jack's independent tendencies.
When an old spacecraft crashes to the surface with human survivors on board, the drones inexplicably attack, but Jack intervenes, saving one survivor named Julia (Kurylenko). Julia's presence in the cloud-level home Jack shares with Victoria causes immediate tension and it quickly becomes clear that not everything is as it seems.
All the actors do a good job and the art direction is top-notch, but Oblivion falls just short of being a truly great sci-fi film. There are plenty of twists and turns along the way, but unfortunately none are particularly original and some are quite predictable. That said, it's still an enjoyable movie and really beautiful to look at.