If you think 'Blade Runner' is just about hunting robots, you won't like this movie. There are many story lines and philosophies going on in this flick. Each time you watch it, you learn something new and think about it differently.
"Derivative"? You know what's "derivative"? Iron Man 3... I instead spent my time with Oblivion, and enjoyed every minute of it. As the movie went on, I realized more and more how much I was enjoying it, and was hoping more and more that they wouldn't screw up the ending. Did not disappoint! Awesome flick.
Oblivion is a cross between the last 10 minutes of 2001: A Space Odessey and Phantasm. Save your money. It's two hours you'll never get back.
entertaining and a bit twisty. plenty of action and an intriguing plot. The key thing to realize is that this is a love story above all, kind of like how The Adjustment Bureau ended up. It might make for a decent compromise for a date movie.
several major plot flaws but then what movie doesn't. just enjoy it as entertainment and you'll have a good time.
I don't have the Cruise issues that others seem to have, so I enjoyed him & the film immensely. No plot holes at all. Special effects were terrific. Loved all the nostalgic touches too. Morgan Freeman's appearance is pitch-perfect. Would have given it 3-1/2 stars if an option.
At the third jaw clench my brother and i groaned. As big action movie fans, it is necessary the hero be believable, and Cruise is not. Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, even Arnold has a certain humor. The accumulation of a quarter century of cliches does not a performance make and ruins a quite intriguing story.
http://pmands.com/oblivion-starts-the-summer-movie-season-with-a-meh/ "In the process the movie borrows from just about every bleak, futuristic movie I’ve ever seen–as I implied in the last paragraph most notably from The Matrix. The set-ups for where the movie is headed are obvious as well. For instance, Sally asks Victoria at the end of each transmission if her and Jack “are still an effective team.” Victoria happily replies that they are, but an idiot can surmise that at some point in the movie she’ll reply in the negative. Then what will happen? You’ll have to purchase a ticket to Oblivion to find out!"
In order to enjoy this film, you have to ignore it's obvious rip-of--, er, nods to other franchise sci-fi flicks, notably 'Total Recall', 'The Matrix' and even 'Wall-E', for cryin' out loud. Another Cruise control popcorn flick, nothing more.