Oblivion came out this summer and looked pretty cool. I did not get a chance to watch it until it came out on Blu-Ray and DVD. And while it does quite a few things right it is a little bit predictable.
The plot of the movie is hard to summarize without spoiling several surprises. But basically Tom Cruise is a repairman who lives on Earth. He repairs the drones which take care of giant engines that convert water into energy. But he is not alone.
That's pretty much all I can tell you. There is a great deal of cool things that happen in this movie but I'm trying to avoid spoilers.
The special effects are awesome. They really create a universe that is both believable and jaw-dropping at the same time. The design work of the ship that Tom Cruise gets around in and the home he lives in are beautiful.
The action is well-done. There are a few action sequences that look amazing and are well thought out.
The acting is top-notch as well. Tom Cruise turns in an excellent performance as Jack. His character is inquisitive about what happened to Earth and is constantly studying the things that were left behind. Morgan Freeman is great too although his scenes are few and far between.
I really enjoyed this movie. It did suffer from a few science fiction cliches but overall they created a compelling film. Four Stars.