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Oblivion (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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Joseph Kosinski

Writers:

Karl Gajdusek (screenplay), Michael Arndt (screenplay) (as Michael deBruyn) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Cruise ... Jack
Morgan Freeman ... Beech
Olga Kurylenko ... Julia
Andrea Riseborough ... Victoria
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Sykes
Melissa Leo ... Sally
Zoë Bell ... Kara
Abigail Lowe Abigail Lowe ... Julia's Child
Isabelle Lowe Isabelle Lowe ... Julia's Child
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Horizons See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,054,485, 21 April 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$89,021,735, 23 June 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$286,168,572
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Color (ACES)| Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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'd had to go online 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 »

Goofs

Jack detects a Scav beacon signal emitted from the Empire State Building that is sending coordinates on Earth to the pre-invasion spacecraft Odyssey. The human survivors tell Jack that they decrypted GPS signals to use this transmission of coordinates. This wouldn't be possible that far in the future because the GPS satellites depend upon ground monitoring of their precise positions and slight changes to their orbits from ground controllers to maintain the GPS satellite coverage. With decades of no human intervention the GPS satellites would have long ago drifted, become out of position, transmitted incorrect signals, and failed from old age. See more »

Quotes

[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 damaged by the extraterrestrial war and the natural disasters mentioned in the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film's IMAX release presented the film open-matte, at an aspect ratio of 1.90:1, meaning there was more picture information visible in the top and bottom of the frame than in normal theaters and on home video. See more »

Connections

References King Kong (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Ramble On
Written by Robert Plant, Jimmy Page
Performed by Led Zeppelin
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A unexpectedly really good movie.
8 March 2014 | by kieran449See all my reviews

Without revealing any spoilers, I saw this movie "out of the blue". Never saw a trailer (I still haven't). I remember hearing the name of the movie and completely forgot about it, and just decided to take a chance and watch it on cable TV one night. It is a Sci-Fi movie with a human heart, so you don't need to be a science fiction fan to enjoy it. Also, I am not a Tom Cruise addict, but he does a great job in his usual way. In fact, all the actors portray their characters very well.

There is mystery, action, a little bit of love, and some adventure. The beginning is good, there is a high point, and the ending of the movie is satisfactory in my opinion. The special effects are executed in a way not to take away from the story or the plot, and the story does not revolve around them, but rather they are just a part of the story. If you are looking for a good movie to watch, I have to say it is well worth the viewing, not too predictable. Sit back and relax, you'll enjoy this gem.


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