Oblivion Not Oblivious to my Needs

I think I’m going to start a new series of posts called “What I Watched on Sunday.” Usually it’s the only day of the week I get to really sit down to watch a flick, whether something new for me, or something I enjoyed enough to rewatch.

This week’s movie is one of my favorites. It kind of sneaked it’s way into my heart.


Honestly, this is like the Basic Bitch of Sci-fi. It doesn’t necessarily offer anything new to the genre, but it’s not like there are a lot of new ideas out there. Mostly everything has been done. However, this movie proves that things don’t have to be shiny in order to give a girl a good time.

I’ve seen the movie a good 6 or 7 times since it released a few years ago and I have to say, I still have a heck of a good time with it.  I think it’s the Cruise Factor. He might be a little weird in real life, but dude can act his ass off. I think if the movie was just about him taking a dump for 2 hours, it would be better acted than half the films out there. That’s saying something.

On to the Q&D Review

  • Oblivion (2013)
  • Directed by Joseph Kosinski (He also did Tron Legacy)
  • Starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Jamie Lannister…er, I mean Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
  • Sci-fi, Adventure with a funny bit here or there.

Quick Synopsis (a la Amazon)

Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman star in this groundbreaking event about a lone repairmen on a near-ruined future Earth who finds himself questioning all he knows in a fight to save humanity.

What I liked about the film

  • Good pace. I never got bored with it.
  • Tom Cruise was very good and he was a bit of a bad ass with doing some of his own stunts.
  • It was pretty. The CGI didn’t feel like it was trying too hard. I could believe the ships and structures were real. I like that a lot.
  • That pool scene between Jack and Vicca (smokin’ hot)

What I disliked about the film

  • I don’t count it against the movie, but it’s a pretty generic plot. The twist was one you could see coming. Despite that, I still really like the movie.

What I loved about the film

  • Big surprise, I really loved the musical score. If the music is right, I’m down. It’s the easiest way to win me over. Oblivion’s score is synth heavy, well paced for the film, and just plain fun. I really loved the final song by M83 ft. Susanne Sundfør.  It’s helped me with writing on more than one occasion.

What I hated about the film

  • I can’t say I hated any part of the movie. I wouldn’t have minded it being a little longer to cushion some bits. It’s not necessary, though.

So if you’re in the mood for something of the tried-and-true variety, Oblivion is definitely worth a watch or two. And hey, it’s easy to watch with it being available for streaming on Amazon and Google Play. Give it a whirl!

oblivion poster

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