One Minute Review: Oblivion (2013)

Release Date
April 19, 2013
Director
Joseph Kosinski
Screenplay
Karl Gajdusek
Michael deBruyn
Distributed By
Universal Pictures
Budget
$160 million
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Science Fiction
Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, brief strong language, and some sensuality/nudity
124 minutes

Oblivion
09fourhalf-stars

Captivating in all the right ways, “Oblivion” delivers strong, well-tread science fiction staples in a new and visually enthralling way with a competent high level Hollywood star in Tom Cruise. The set pieces alone make this a must-see, producing a post-apocalyptic backdrop that rivals any previous endeavor. Add to that a strong script that plays its twists close to the chest, grandiose and gorgeous cinematography from Academy Award-winning Claudio Miranda, and a score from the band M83, and “Oblivion” becomes not only the first big blockbuster of the year, but a strong contender for best science fiction film of the year. Similar to the impact that last year’s “Looper” had on me, “Oblivion” will definitely land on my top 10 of the year list.

 

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