Oblivion (2013) | Movie review

Oblivion 2013 film movie poster
Release date in Malaysia: 11 April 2013
Rated: n/a
Genre: Sci-fi action
Running Time: 124 minutes
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Cast: Tom Cruise, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Morgan Freeman

Synopsis: "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" (UIP/Nuffnang).



Verdict: Is this an effective film? No, it is not an effective film. If you've seen enough movies, you'd definitely find Oblivion's plot highly predictable and cliched. It has the twist of Duncan Jones' Moon (2009), further similarities with The Matrix (1999), and the ending from Independence Day (1996). Unoriginality doesn't make a film unwatchable but its corny dialogues, plot holes (refer to spoiler section below) and unexciting short action sequences are just simply intolerable. However, with Tom Cruise playing another protagonist named Jack, Morgan Freeman playing the pirated Morpheus, Olga Kurylenko looking like a hotter version of Catherine Zeta-Jones, Andrea Riseborough getting naked, and the cool CGI, the tickets will sell.

Second opinion: "Sucks..." (Iris Loong).

Malaysian censorship: All nudity and sex scenes are cut.

Rating: 1.5 / 5

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Unmeticulous writing: The part where Jack (Tom Cruise) impersonates his clone (Tech 52) to visit its tower with his suit all dirty and his face wounded, why doesn't the clone Victoria (Andrea Riseborough) question about what happened at all? Oh wait, to begin with, isn't there supposed to be a live camera on the aircraft which would've shown the observant Victoria that Jack was fighting with another Jack?

Inconsistent character: So Jack collects books, keeps records, saves a living plant, saves a chick, but not the dog? I'm not even going to question how the dog managed to survive on Earth so long.

Horseshit ending: Like Independence Day, Cowboys & Aliens and World Invasion: Battle LA, the protagonist travels into the centre of the mothership of the unknown lifeform to detonate a bomb he carried along. The alien or whatever it is, is smart enough to check if Jack's lying about his intentions of reporting back to the ship, but not smart enough to place enough drones every where as security. Seriously, they only have 3-5 drones and they're positioned so far away from the brain of the ship that they can't even fire their guns at Jack when he's setting up the explosives. Jack sacrifices himself, his wife Julia (Olga Kurylenko) lives on and has his daughter. The final scene shows Julia delighted to see that the other clone of Jack (Tech 52) is found, implying that they're going to be together. This is just so wrong...

Oblivion Jack Harper clone tech 49 vs tech 52 meme
Spelling error: Vica = Victoria*

Special thanks to Nuffnang for the premiere screening invites.
10 comments:
  1. trailer seems okay woh.. but 1.5.. >.<~

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  2. The last 3 pictures worthy of meme, very meticulously said.

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  3. So many clones I'm confused ody..

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  4. You missed out a point...with all the technologies being portrayed, they can't come up with decent video call quality. LOL

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  5. The 'Are you an effective team' thing is annoying. lol

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  6. Hehe..I will still catch it because there is Tom Cruise in it:D

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  7. Even after watching the whole thing.. im still confused :/

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  8. VEN. ASHIN INDAKA: CROOK”DIRTY SEX” OF MYANMAR BUDDHIST MONKS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sbfptk60--E&feature=youtu.be
    Kepada rakyat Malaysia yang hormati,
    Suka-lah kita memberitahu bahawa Sami Negera Myamnar kebanyakannya ajaran sesat, banyak permikirannya yang tak betul, main perempuan, tipu wang orang ramai dan lain-lain.

    Seorang Myanmar Sami Buddha (VEN. ASHIN INDAKA) bertinggal SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE, NO: 19 JALAN 38 TAMAN DESA JAYA, KEPONG, KUALA LUMPUR, 52100 MALAYSIA (YIP KUM FOOK”MCA GOMBAK” PRESIDENT) yang sama jahat.

    Harap orang ramai, khasnya rakyat Malaysia mesti jauhkan sami Myanmar ini. kami harap juga Kerajaan Malaysia lebih mengambil perhatian Sami Buddha yang di upah dari luar Negeri, supaya rakyat Malaysia dan Nagera dapat di selamatkan. Sekian, Terima Kasih

    Respect to people of Malaysia,
    Likely, we are told that the Myanmar monks mostly false teaching, many impress notions which are not right, play girl, cheating of the public money and others.

    Myanmar Buddhist Monk (VEN. ASHIN INDAKA) stayed at SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE, NO: 19 JALAN 38 TAMAN DESA JAYA, KEPONG, KUALA LUMPUR, 52100 MALAYSIA (YIP KUM FOOK”MCA GOMBAK” PRESIDENT) as same bad.

    Hope all people; especially Malaysians must far away Myanmar's monks. We hope more Malaysia’s Government also noted that the wages of Buddhist monks from the other countries, so that the Malaysian and country can be saved. Thank you

    尊敬的马来西亚人民,
    我们想告知,缅甸僧侣多半是假的教学,观念是不正确的,玩女人,谎言,欺骗金钱………

    缅甸佛教的僧侣 (VEN. ASHIN INDAKA) 住在 SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE, NO: 19 JALAN 38 TAMAN DESA JAYA, KEPONG, KUALA LUMPUR, 52100 MALAYSIA (YIP KUM FOOK ” MCA GOMBAK” PRESIDENT) 同样糟糕。

    希望所有的马来西亚人, 都应该注意远离缅甸的僧侣。我们更希望马来西亚政府注意,外来的僧侣. 谢谢

    EVRERYONE CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE INFORMATION: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sbfptk60--E&feature=youtu.be
    “VEN. ASHIN INDAKA (MYANMAR): CROOK OF MYANMAR BUDDHIST MONKS (MUST WATCH)”

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  9. you all should stick to watch hong kong undercover, spies, and drug lord horseshit. Movies like these are too clever for you and your hk movie fanboys

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  10. @Anonymous Yeah, I'd rather watch those type of HK films than Hollywood films that reuse and rip off others' ideas, like this one.

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