Monday, 13 May 2013

Oblivion Review (Updated)









Oblivion


Release Date: 11th April 2013 - Australia


Production Companies
Universal Pictures
Chernin Entertainment
Relativity Media
Monolith Pictures
Radical Studios

Distribution
Universal Pictures Australia


Genre: Sci-Fi

Rating: M

Runtime: 124 minutes


Budget: $120,000,000

Box Office Gross: $286,168,572
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
After decades of war
with a terrifying threat
known as the Scavs,
drone repairmen were
stationed on Earth to
extract vital resources.
Jack Harper, one of the
repairmen, has almost
completed his mission.
While patrolling the
breathtaking skies from
thousands of feet above,
his soaring existence is
brought crashing down
when he rescues a beautiful
stranger from a downed
spacecraft. Her arrival
triggers a chain of events
that forces him to question
everything he knows and
puts the fate of humanity
in his hands.


Cast
Tom Cruise - Jack Harper
Andrea Riseborough - Victoria
Olsen
Morgan Freeman - Malcolm
Beech
Olga Kurylenko - Julia
Rusakova
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau - Sykes
Melissa Leo - Sally

Crew
Based on Graphic Novel
Original Story/Producer/
Director - Joseph Kosinski
Screenplay - Karl Gajdusek & Michael Arndt
Producers - Peter Chermin,
Dylan Clark, Duncan Henderson & Barry Levine
Co-Producer/Assistant
Director - Bruce Franklin
Co-Producer/Unit Production Manager - R.J. Mino
Co-Producers - Steve Gaub, Mike Larocca
& Ryan Kavanaugh (Uncredited)
Production Designer - Darren Gilford
Concept Illustrator - Daniel Simon
Costume Designer - Marlene Stewart
Director of Photography - Claudio Miranda
Visual Effects Supervisors - Eric Barba & Bjorn Mayer
Film Editor - Richard Francis-Bruce
Music - M83 & Joseph Trapanese


Review
In having a plot of an ordinary sci-fi adventure that is a bit derivative and spiced up with plot twists made everybody very oblivious of what this film is actually all about. OBLIVION highly concentrates on the other parts that made the feature a dark and visualised background. Aside from the glossy effects and scenery of OBLIVION, the cast like Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman are very much good in their roles. The action is quickly intense and the movie's score is defining but very atmospheric and nearly excels the music of the director's first picture TRON: LEGACY (click here) by Daft Punk.

In quoting this sci-fi adventure, the film OBLIVION seems to be half-clich├ęd and not nearly as good that I hoped. It represents an unique vision and pure impact and audiences are so divided of looking forward to this experience. Perhaps you might be feeling good to see whatever you want it to be.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie


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