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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$89,021,735 (USA) (21 June 2013)
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Trivia

The NASA logo used in the film, is the "worm" logotype which was used by the agency from 1975 until 1992. See more »

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The Tet is shown to be capable of directly controlling all Earth-based vehicles and drones on several occasions, yet for some reason lets Jack 49 fly around for hours on end, shoot down drones, and travel to known Scav locations. See more »

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[first lines]
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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Spoofed in Mad: POblivion/Umbrellamentary (2013) See more »

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Raven Zone
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An Orgasmic Audio-Visual Fair!
12 April 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Here's a fine example of a film that may have an inconsistent and a familiar screenplay, but still makes up for an exciting watch due to its director Joseph Kosinski's extra-ordinary sense of creating spectacles that feel like breathing artworks. The effective background music makes them feel even grander. I think Kosinski's creative process starts basically from the music. It's essentially an orgasmic audio-visual fair, just like Kosinski's previous and debut film- Tron:Legacy. He's more ambitious here, and more passionate. Although, you can't help but recognize the influences behind the story-which are some sci-fi epics I won't name here-and feel deja-vu; it still never stops being exciting and interesting. Oh, BTW I suggest to listen to Oblivion OST by M83 (amazing shoegaze/electronica band) before going for the film. Really! M83's soundtrack feels like Hans Zimmer-Daft Punk-M83 all together at once. And that's effing awesome!

I wait for the day when Kosinski is handed an ambitious and promising screenplay. That day, I believe, he will make a master-piece worth savoring for lifetime.


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oblivion or edge of tomorrow??? vrad85
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