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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 Written by Black Dahlia

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Earth is a memory worth fighting for.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 April 2013 (USA)  »

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Horizons  »

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Box Office


$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When tracing the signal to the Empire State Building, the lat/long co-ordinates are shown as 41.14N 73.97W. In reality they should be 40.74N 73.98W. This is either an error, or an indication that an event took place that changed the orientation of the Earth's axis. Reviewing the general state of the place at large, the latter seems probable. See more »


Though its shown to be much further away, the sound of the exploding hydro-rig is heard approx 3 seconds after Jack sees the light of the explosion. This would put the large nuclear blast approx 3,200 feet (or 6/10th of a mile) away, not the many miles shown. See more »


[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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Crazy Credits

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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Written by Anthony Gonzalez, Susanne Sundfør
Performed by M83 featuring Susanne Sundfør
Produced by Anthony Gonzalez
Additional production by Josh Humphrey
Arranged and Orchestrated by Joseph Trapanese
Mixed by Ken Andrews
M83 appears courtesy of M83 Recording Inc.
Susanne Sundfør appears courtesy of Sonnet Sound Limited
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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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