In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
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
In his review of Oblivion for the National Public Radio program "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," David Edelstein admitted he had such a hard time following the plot of this movie, he had to resort to reading the summary on the movie's Wikipedia entry, and checking the IMDb Message Boards for the answers to some of his questions: "Confused? Everything will be made clear. Not in the movie itself, which is the most incoherent piece of storytelling in years, and had me crying what, what over the din of the explosions. It was Wikipedia's "Oblivion" entry that spelled out what was going on in the final flashback. And a few, but not all my complaints, were answered on an IMDB board in which posters argued over whether the problem was our lack of attention spans or atrocious screenwriting." See more »
The design of the bubble ship resembles a helicopter including a tail rotor, however a tail rotor is provided to counteract the spin that would be caused by the main rotor in a helicopter. The bubble ship has no main rotor, so there would be no need for a tail rotor to counteract spin; however, a thruster on the end of the tail pylon would supply much more maneuverability than using the inboard engines to spin the ship. See more »
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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The Tet can be seen in the opening Universal logo. See more »
The most sci-fi enjoyment I have had for a long time.
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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