Oblivion – Okay movie, beautiful special effects

OblivionOblivion by Joseph Kosinski on Blu-ray
My rating: 7 out of 10 stars

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.

In general post-apocalyptic movies are not my favourite genre. I did enjoy this movie though. The story is okay. There are some annoying holes, like why such an advanced entity needed humans the way it did in the first place, but I have seen a lot worse and it was well implemented overall.

The best part of this movie is the special effects though. A lot of the scenery is really beautiful although at times somewhat depressing. The design of the hardware is simply cool. The fact that there is plenty of action is of course also adding to the enjoyment factor of the movie.

If you scrutinize each element of the movie individually I guess you can say “been there, seen that, done that” quite a few times. I do not think that would be fair though. With the amount of movies made since the dawn of movie making you can always find something that looks similar today. If you look at the movie as a whole I think it felt fresh enough and it did not in any way feel like a rip-off.

Sometimes the movie went into slow mode / dream mode but I was never really bored. The balance between action and slower bits where okay as far as I am concerned.

Bottom line: A quite enjoyable movie.

My Movie Collection

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s