A barren wasteland.  Very fitting for such a dull film.

A barren wasteland. Very fitting for such a dull film.

Oblivion is a run-of-the-mill sci-fi flick, set on a post apocalyptic Earth which was all but destroyed during a war between humans and aliens, who were after what’s left of our natural resources.  Now the only inhabitants are Jack (Tom Cruise) and Victoria (Andrea Riseborough) who are there to, umm, repair drones, or something, before joining the rest of the human race on the, err, space station where they now live.

Don’t get me wrong, I like sci-fi.  I like good sci-fi. This isn’t that.  I’m not a Tom Cruise fan so that probably doesn’t help, but this is sci-fi by numbers.  And not very interesting numbers, at that.  It isn’t dreadful, it just doesn’t really have anything going for it.

A predictable story, an unbelievable romance and a hackneyed premise make Oblivion one to miss.

Score: 4/10


5 responses to “Oblivion

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  3. I’d call it chewing gum for the eyes. It’s like a patchwork of every sci-fi idea, ever, with Tom Cruise plastered all over the place. I think director, Joseph Kosinski, has a flair for striking imagery and certain elements, despite the clear mimicry, entertained me.

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