Joseph Kosinski’s splendidly dramatic Oblivion tries tightroping on thick sci-fi and finds its balance in some action-genre cliches and heavy romanticisms, but eventually falls. Then again a note: this is a movie to be seen for its breath-taking visuals, and not for an outstanding story, ‘cos there isn’t any.
While the initial minutes of the film surely arrest your attention, the remaining parts just crumble off without proper narrative support or a proper direction. While technically the film is a total winner- with the rich composition, beautiful imagery and vibrant colors satisfying our visual appetite, it’s the directionless script that takes out half the excitement for the viewer. Tom Cruise retains most of Top Gun in him, but it’s Andrea Riseborough who shines with her brilliant performance. Morgan Freeman is totally wasted in his supporting role.
All in all, this is just another great presentation without anything great to present.
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