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Oblivion (I) (2013)

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A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.

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One of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs, discovers a crashed spacecraft with contents that bring into question everything he believed about the war, and may even put the fate of mankind in his hands. Written by Black Dahlia

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Earth is a memory worth fighting for.


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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, brief strong language, and some sensuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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$120,000,000 (estimated)

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$37,054,485 (USA) (19 April 2013)

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$89,021,735 (USA) (21 June 2013)
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Director Joseph Kosinski wanted a 4K version release, but budgetary constraints coupled with an additional six week post-production work prompted the idea to be abandoned, and the film was finished and released in 2K instead. See more »

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When Jack is first at his secluded cabin, he puts a vinyl record onto an old phonograph. The stylus is clearly placed at the beginning of the disc. However, the song that is heard - Led Zeppelin's "Ramble On" - is not the first song on either side of Led Zeppelin II; it is the third song on the second side. See more »

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Jack Harper: Earth, before the war. New York, before I was born. A place I've only seen pictures of. I know you... But we've never met. I'm with you... But I don't know your name. I know I'm dreaming. But it feels like more than that. It feels like a memory. How can that be?
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During the opening scene, behind the Universal logo Earth, is shown destroyed due to war and the natural disasters mentioned in the film. See more »

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The most sci-fi enjoyment I have had for a long time.
20 April 2013 | by (Guelph) – See all my reviews

Oblivion … The most sci-fi enjoyment I have had for a long time. Elegant, internally consistent with an incredible of attention to detail. The story was compelling and very well thought out. The masses may not like this movie much ………. but there are quite a few aspects of movie artistry brought together in one package. The blending of cgi and live was superb. The acting fit close to perfectly. The cinematography was excellent.

It would have been interesting if the "villain" side of the story could have been developed more.

The twists are fairly obvious, but they are developed in such a compelling way that it doesn't really matter.


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