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Old 04-25-2013, 05:15 PM   #876
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I gave the movie a 5/10.

The visual effects were great, as were the action scenes.

But the story? Meh, I saw that "twist ending" coming from a mile away. As soon as Tom Cruise approached the "radioactive hot zone" and was in danger of being "cooked alive" from the radiation, I knew that the radiation was going to be some sort of hoax.

Maybe I'm expecting too much from these types of movies, but I was kinda hoping to be surprised at the end.

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I'd be okay with not being surprised by it if it had anything of substance to say while it got there. It throws all these potentially cool ideas at the wall, and then does nothing with them. What does this movie have to say about the human condition or about society or about culture? I suppose you could make some very, very broad statements based on the plot, but those ideas wouldn't be deep at all. It plays in the waters of movies like Blade Runner, Moon, The Matrix, but it never leaves the shallow end and submerges itself. It's window dressing. I wouldn't be so concerned with what was going on thematically if the movie didn't take itself so seriously. I'm not looking for Bresson-deep meditation either, just some indication that Kosinski has something on his mind other than pretty pictures.

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I think the substance is there more than for which people are giving the film credit. Like moviedoors points out, it simply doesn't engage in the discussion it's trying to start. It's one of the things that was most disappointing for me, though I still stand by my 9/10 rating. This just won't make my all-time favs, which is a shame because Top Gun and Blade Runner are my numbers 1 and 2 (respectively). It'll probably end up in my top 10 with time, but I'll need to give it a decade to age before I get to that point.

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OK, I saw this last night. The very first liftoff and flight scene of the bubble ship had my jaw dropping. I literally had to contain myself, It looked so awesome. And fortunately, it's featured all throughout the movie.

The landscapes looked so amazing. I never knew Iceland was so beautiful.

The story is neither perfect nor revolutionary. It's standard sci-fi that pays homage to classic books and films. It's a visual feast. There's plenty of action, and it's done really well. For parents, I strongly suggest leaving small kids at home, though.

There is a rich emotional element within the story. It's just not going to be literally spelled out or spoon-fed to you. There are many scenes with minimal dialogue, or none at all. The narration doesn't explain every detail for you.

If you are on the fence about this movie, go see it right now.

If you are a fan of the genre, ignore all the haters and nitpickers and just go see this while it's still up on the big screen.

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wasn't aware this movie was about galactus cool.

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love that song, the soundtrack was great too

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I'd be okay with not being surprised by it if it had anything of substance to say while it got there. It throws all these potentially cool ideas at the wall, and then does nothing with them. What does this movie have to say about the human condition or about society or about culture? I suppose you could make some very, very broad statements based on the plot, but those ideas wouldn't be deep at all. It plays in the waters of movies like Blade Runner, Moon, The Matrix, but it never leaves the shallow end and submerges itself. It's window dressing. I wouldn't be so concerned with what was going on thematically if the movie didn't take itself so seriously. I'm not looking for Bresson-deep meditation either, just some indication that Kosinski has something on his mind other than pretty pictures.
This, a thousand times this. I might have even been able to deal with the deadly dull pacing if the movie had something to say.

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I loved it, visually stunning, a fantastic score and it had Tom Cruise running in the first 3min of the film, what more could I want


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Saw it again today, loved it even more.

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The last third of this movie is an absolute disaster.

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Saw this on Friday. It was a little slow, but I thought it was visually stunning and I really enjoyed it, despite the pacing of the story.

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saw tonight and i really liked it visually this was amazing the world building of kosinski is great to see

i thought Andrea Riseborough gave the stand out performance i want to see more of this girl

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Riseborough was excellent. I've never seen her before, and I want to see a whole hell of a lot more of her now. I just wish she hadn't played such an inconsequential character. Narratively speaking, she's a 5th wheel; she relays messages from Melissa Leo and gets jealous of the chick from Skyfall and... that's about the extent of it. If that character had been excised from the script, it really wouldn't have changed the story all that much.

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she does come across as rather selfish am i alone in thinking
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Too bad they spend so little time with that story point that there's virtually no reason for it to be in the film.

Overall, the film is great for its visuals, but not much else. It just draws from too many other sci-fi films, so to the point that it has no identity of its own.

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Sci-fi flick Oblivion roared into theaters this month, quickly securing the top spot on the box office charts with a $38.2 million debut. The post-apocalyptic world in which Tom Cruise's character explores on the big screen began years ago as artwork.

Now, the art that inspired director Joseph Kosinski's film is getting time in the limelight thanks to a new app from Radical Studios, the company Kosinski approached five years ago to help develop the imagery and story used to pitch the movie to major film studios.

Described as an interactive reading experience, the "Oblivion: Radical Studios" app [iTunes link] gives users a glimpse at the still-unpublished graphic novel that served as the basis for the Oblivion movie. The app lets users read the first chapter and interact with 3D versions of the artwork, buy tickets via Fandango and watch the film's trailer.







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Saw this again tonight, things seemed a lot clearer on 2nd viewing to me, especially the stuff with the TET and what its purpose was, that helped me enjoy the story more, alos the stuff about The Odyssey was clearer as well.

Kosinski still needs to work on his story-telling though, and the script could have used maybe a polish more, but overall I do enjoy the movie and imagine its the type that will improve on repeat viewings.

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Riseborough was excellent. I've never seen her before, and I want to see a whole hell of a lot more of her now. I just wish she hadn't played such an inconsequential character. Narratively speaking, she's a 5th wheel; she relays messages from Melissa Leo and gets jealous of the chick from Skyfall and... that's about the extent of it. If that character had been excised from the script, it really wouldn't have changed the story all that much.

Hmm...kind of the opposite for me. I think they spent just the right amount of time on their relationship. Anything extra would have felt
unnecessary. To me at least.

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