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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

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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

Taglines:

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

When Jack first arrives at his private lake house, he puts the "Lays of Ancient Rome" book he retrieved from the ruins of the New York Public Library on top of another book, which is shown to be a copy of the novel "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. Both works of literature are about people gaining freedom from oppression, fitting in with the theme of the film. "A Tale of Two Cities" and "Oblivion" also both end with a ruse being performed by the main characters. See more »

Goofs

Besides the fact that the alien ship allowed Jack to enter with little or no safeguards, it did not even notice that Jack 49 was arriving using Helicopter Ship 52. 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

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.131 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Oblivion
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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Visually stunning Science fiction
10 April 2013 | by mhhrobbinsSee all my reviews

The new film from the director Joseph Kosinski who directed 2010's Tron Legacy, has two things going for it, his brilliant visual style and a brilliant score this time provided by M83 rather than Daft Punk who scored Tron Legacy. The film is rapturously beautiful, it was filmed with 4K cameras which is definitely the way in which to see it as it was stunning. The film stars Tom Cruise who can make anything watchable (as he did with Knight and Day, barely) and he brings a familiar face for somewhere completely foreign territory, as the world has been devastated by a war for earth. He is joined by Morgan Freeman who does not feature as much as the poster would have you believe, also Andrea Riseborough and Olga Kurylenko. The best thing about the film is the action which works very well and we have a Texan Melissa Leo at mission control who is a figure of mystery and plays to some of the more interesting parts of the film such as who creation and the feeling of home, which Cruise does. The film has the tag-line "Earth is a memory worth fighting for" and this film is definitely worth seeing on the biggest screen with the best projector possible.


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