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April 25, 2013

‘Oblivion’ starts off vague, but delivers constant thrills

Movie Review

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Pauls Valley, Oklahoma —

I’m sure there are far more references to other science fiction movies than the ones that come to my mind, but the two that seemed there the most were “2001: A space Odyssey” and “Mad Max.” As you get further and further along, the people hiding seem only to survive by scraping up what little materials are left and hints arise for a villain that is watching over instead of being there right in front of you.

About the only thing that bugged me was how Victoria couldn’t annunciate a syllable to save her life and through mumbling became the most disposable character, which was actually made up for by one of Cruise’s best performances in years. It’s relatively tame in content, perhaps best for those teenage or older, and something I may watch again to see if I can pick up what I missed. In the end, I’d say the final verdict for “Oblivion” is three out of five apocalypses.

Movie viewing experience courtesy of the Royal Twin Theater of Pauls Valley.

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