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Old 04-19-2013, 01:45 AM   #751
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I notice the PG-13 rating mentions nudity... did Olga or Andrea show anything more than what PG-13 movies allow nowadays?
Not really. You see the darkened rear of Riseborough or a body double, but that's it.

A solid movie, the final act is rather disappointing and unoriginal though. But great visuals and really well put together.

I don't think a sequel is possible. There's no where else for the story to go.

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Old 04-19-2013, 02:37 AM   #752
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If you make enough money there will always be room for a sequel. Although I wish they don't make one cause the story is perfectly fine on its own.

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Old 04-19-2013, 03:11 AM   #753
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A sequel to this IMHO would be forced and stupid. There's not anything else they can do.

This is basically like a standalone heroic sci-fi story like THIS PERFECT DAY.

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Old 04-19-2013, 12:07 PM   #754
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The movie is a great stand-alone story.

But I've seen interviews from the director saying he knows the story before and after this movie.

So I wouldn't say making a sequel to this one would be forced and stupid since its creator already has a story in mind.

I just hope it ain't no Reloaded/Revolution type of sequels.

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Old 04-19-2013, 12:29 PM   #755
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I'm really excited to go see this tomorrow night, I hope that its good.

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Old 04-19-2013, 01:34 PM   #756
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MY REVIEW: Joseph Kosinki has officially landed on the list of directors whom I know to expect bad films from. He has arrived.

Like his last film Oblivion looks nice visually, the best performance is from one of the female leads (a too good for this movie and thin stupid character, Andrea Riseborough instead of Oliva Wilde) and the techno-ish music is loud and mostly very well done.

Unfortunately the movie shares most of Legacy's wide aray of problems. A disjointed narrative that introduces big ideas and barely touches on the them, thinly sketched out characters who you don't care about, torturous pacing that makes the movie feel like it's nine hours, a respected older actor slumming it for a paycheck (Hi Morgan Freeman) and vapid mostly poorly written dialogue. A monologue Freeman's character gives about how awesome Cruise's character is was so lousy, so trite, I damn near covered my face in embarrassment.

And what of Cruise? He isn't playing a character, he is in full action hero Tom Cruise rides on a motorcycle with shades mode and even that lazy mode is better than the dire lead performance in Kosinki's last brainless opus, so you win this round Oblivion. And his leading lady (a once again bland Olga Kurylenko) playing even more of a cypher than Cruise does. Because of the poorly written characters the love story/love triangle falls flat.

I am fine with stealing from other sources but this movie stole from every sci fi movie, it should have picked a couple and stuck to a plan instead of throwing all of the ideas in a broken blender and giving us a sludgy, chunky mess. It's a lousy film but it's slightly better than Tron Legacy because of better acting and it's slightly less boring and stupid.

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4/10

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Old 04-19-2013, 02:25 PM   #757
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Summary : Oblivion is like an Apple production, good looking but weak inside.

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Old 04-19-2013, 02:58 PM   #758
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I was very entertained. That's all that matters.

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Old 04-19-2013, 07:14 PM   #759
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ah, I can see why you were disappointed, I didn't get that feeling myself. He said he doesn't want to immediately go back to this world but he left a maybe sign during a WonderCon interview.

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“Potentially. Honestly, just in casual conversations. We’ve talked about what happened before the movie and what happened after. That would be a thing where you’d really want the demand to be there before you start thinking about it. For me, I think it would be great to take a little break from this world for a little while. But that’s not to say we wouldn’t want to go back to it at some point.”
Interesting stuff about the sequel, although as others have said I dont see it going anywere, but if Kosinski has an idea I wouldnt mind seeing it.

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It lured in Jack Harper who was supposed to be one of our finest, an astronaut and I assume a military man. Then they cloned him, perhaps 1,000's of times and an army of Jacks were sent to Earth to wipe us out. Once done they left clones of Jack and the only other human they had, Vicka, and created the backstory for them in order to keep them in line with the traditional human life of husband and wife along with sense of duty as both were clearly that type as they went to examine the TET to begin with.

The part about Titan was so they would fly up after so many rotations to be replaced by new clones as the TET knew eventually one or both would potentially start to ask too many questions and need replacing, plus to keep the clones motivated they needed something to aim for, that was what Titan represented.
That actually explains things a bit more, Thanks Hunter, I found the part you explained in the first paragraph a little confusing in the movie and it really shouldnt have been as its not that complicated, this was down to Kosinski and his direction for me. If the guy keeps improving though, he could be a hell of a director at some point. Very little dissapointed me about the movie but what did happened to dissapoint me greatly, for example the questions I mentioned in the spoilers above.

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Just got back. This was...ok. The visuals and music were lovely. Everything else was an incredibly mixed bag.

Andrea Riseborough gave the best performance in a wasted role. And Melissa Leo's role was too big to make for a cool cameo and too small to seem anything but random, imo. Overall, I'd give it a 6.5/10.

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Oblivion is a RENTAL. I can't believe I wasted 13.50 on this. Kosinski reminds me alot of Snyder (outstanding visuals; great action sequences; top notch soundtrack; however everything else is bland, uninspiring and mediocre) in the sense that he doesn't know to give his characters compelling dialogue and development -- Zack is better though.

The plot for Oblivion was 'generic' (especially the third act) and it's of no surprise after witnessing the trailers. The story felt as if it had been done a million times over (mainly because Oblivion's concepts were stitched together by other grand ideas and stories). Honestly, who didn't see the ending coming? It was vapid and unemotional. The predictable acting from Cruise and Olga didn't help either, and Riseborough's performance was wasted, in my opinion.

Overall, Oblivion failed to evoke attention from me once the opening scene came to a close.


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Well wow. Not sure if i wanna see it in the theatre now. Reviews have been kinda mixed

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Even if the story is weak I'm still going to go watch this. I try to see all sci-fi in theaters. I don't want this film to bomb and the studios to get the wrong idea and think sci-fi isn't worth investing in. If it was any other genre I wouldn't care.

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I think it's a 50/50 shot if you're a jaded scifi film, you would either appreciate the nods in the story or trash it completely. For the general audiences they would either appropriate the story or get bored by the pace. *shrugs*

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I think I'll wait until this one comes out for a rental.

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I loved it. Great sci-fi. And there's one thought on my mind. Joseph Kosinski. Somebody give this man Halo.

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Wow, that was disappointing.

Great visuals, but the plot has so many plot holes, it's hard to know where to begin.

This might have worked as a video game, but as a movie it falls very short.

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Please. God. No.

Okay, maybe, if they got someone who can write.

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I liked it.
Pretty gripping twist imo. Especially how it ties into that gnarly opening narration.

Anyone know the name of that song they played on the vinyl track?

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The twist made no sense.

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That vinyl sounded familiar but I don't know what it is either


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What part?

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Why did the alien AI feel the need to clone so many pairs of the two astronauts to, maintain drones? What the hell was the point of that? Clearly this alien AI is very powerful, and can build an maintain its own drones, why rely on unreliable humans?

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Ended up seeing this tonight and it was disappointing. It is gorgeous to look at and sounds very pretty, but it really crumbles under the weight of its' own plot and big revelations.

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As someone else mentioned, an alien AI so advanced it destroys planets and has hydro sucking machines...but needs to clone humans to do it's dirty work? And to keep a tiny resistance at bay? Why construct this massive back story about an alien invasion? It makes ZERO sense to me that an alien AI would do this. Also, how did the TET not pick up on it being Morgan Freeman's character and not Julia before seeing him? I mean come on...I'm all for suspension of disbelief but the TET is the stupidest alien AI ever. I also hated that the second Jack comes back at the end. Ruins the importance of our Jack we spend the entire movie with


Also, the pacing was awful, it felt like double it's length. It was so wordy, because it had to be, to keep the audience up with its' unnecessarily complicated plot twists which felt like twists for the sake of twists eventually. I heard so many groans in my crowd when
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5/10 - Because it was very pretty,sounded cool and I enjoyed Cruise's performance. That's what the 5 points are for.


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