Sound Off: Joseph Kosinski's Sci-Fi 'Oblivion' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
April 19, 2013
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Earth is a memory worth fighting for. Is it? Now in theaters everywhere around the world is Oblivion, co-written and directed by Joseph Kosinski, of Tron Legacy previously. Tom Cruise stars in the futuristic sci-fi drama along with Andrea Riseborough (the cute British red head) and Olga Kurylenko, plus a brief appearance by Morgan Freeman. After some late build up, and interesting trailers, now we get to see if it's any good. How is it? Better than Tron Legacy, Kosinski's best yet? Or not? If you've seen it, post a comment with your thoughts on Joe Kosinski's Oblivion.
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Oblivion is not that film I was expecting. Nor, likely, was anyone. But, I enjoyed it maybe because I have a soft spot for the gorgeous visuals in it and Kosinski's worlds. He really does try to make spectacular sci-fi, but something went a little awry in this. Most of all it feels like a long film, potentially too long, with quite a few drawn out portions that do teeter on being boring. However, there is a deeper story and some HUGE twist and turns that pop up. And this is where the comparisons come into play. Yes, Oblivion really feels like a sci-fi smorgasbord with nods to, or inspirations from, or whatever they are, other great sci-fi like Moon, 2001, The Matrix, Independence Day, of course Wall-E, Star Wars. However, I still found the experience in this world enthralling, there's something about it; the sounds of the drones, the M83 score, and everything.
What did you think of Joe Kosinski's Oblivion? A spectacular new sci-fi or a derivative bore? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!