Notable Cast: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Melissa Leo
While I know plenty of people that would specifically skip a movie because of Tom Cruise, I have to admit that he generally stars in films that I enjoy. When it comes to his choices in action or science fiction, the guy picks some great films to carry on his tiny shoulders. Even with trailers that seemed a bit lackluster, I kept my hopes up for "Oblivion" and its classic looking science fiction ways. With fairly high expectations in tow, "Oblivion" kicked into high gear to be one of the best science fiction films I've see in the last handful of years as it delivered a slew of clever twists and strong execution with it.
When Earth was decimated after a brutal war with an alien race, there were only remnants of what life used to be left behind. For a drone service man like Jack Harper (Cruise) and his navigator partner/lover Vika (Riseborough), it's more or less a job. Keep the power stations absorbing Earth's water going to keep the rest of humanity alive in space and keep the alien scavengers from doing too much damage. It's not enough for Jack though as he begins to see cracks in the logic of his job and when a ship crash lands on Earth carrying mysterious people, he's lead on a journey where life might not be all that it seems...
|Sci fi vista!
|"Hands up Humpty Dumpty...or I won't put you back together again!"
|Beautiful view of a wasteland.
Written By Matt Reifschneider