Film Review: Oblivion


Title: Oblivion
Language: English
Casts: Morgan Freeman, Tom Cruise

Maybe it is no longer a secret that I am not a big fan of Tom Cruise, but unfortunately, that SOB has either a good agent or manager, or a good sense that lead him to good films. So bear in mind that I am grudgingly writing this review out of my social responsibility to be honestly critical and critically honest.

In my capacity.

As a human being.

And a woman.

Who’s apparently is in the dangerous zone of menstrual cycle.


Science fiction, with lots of American/Hollywood kind of action (bombs, nuclear weapon, gun shots) is not my cup of tea. However, I could tolerate it in a certain degree, and if it is wrapped nicely in an interesting plot, and with Morgan Freeman in it. I am a big fan of him.

However, as much as I want to say that this film could be so much better with him as the main character, I am programmed not to lie when I am writing a review. That SOB Cruise was quite good doing the second best thing he could do (the first is making an arse out of himself, obviously). Annoyingly, I couldn’t think of anyone else could substitute his role in this film, as if this is made for him.

Of course I am a bit grumpy for the lack of portion given for Morgan Freeman. But again annoyingly, I couldn’t think of what else he could do in the film. He’s already maxed his role by being awesome for being himself.

Okay, now I think my review is too subjective. I better move on from talking about the actors. How about the plot?

Sadly, for me the whole plot is rather predictable. The twist in the ending was surprising although it was kind of over dramatic for me, but maybe it’s because of my personal preference. Flashbacks are annoying for me especially when they’re overdoing it in the middle of film. But if you have “oblivion” as your title, you NEED to put lots of flashbacks, don’t you?

What impressed me most, like every other science fiction film is their detail for technology. The concept of futuristic architecture and robots are exceptionally awesome. This, might be the reason why paying 35K rupiah is worth it.

Would I recommend this film? Well… You need to answer these questions first. Do you like sci-fi? Do you like action? Do you have time? Do you mind seeing occasional cheesy overdramatic scene or seeing Tom Cruise being emo? Well if the answer is yes yes yes and no then you could watch it without being grumpy too much like I did.


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