Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Movie Review: Oblivion 2D (2013)

So I caught the absolute premiere screening of Oblivion in 2D just now, I say absolute because there were Men and Women In Black walking around the cinema, ready to shush anyone who might even be remotely be using their phone.

Synopsis: The year is 2077. Earth has become a waste land after decades of war with terrifying aliens known as Scavs. Jack Harper is one of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth for vital resources extraction. Little did he know that he is not the only being there.

His soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger, Julia (Olga Kurylenko) from a crashed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

As Jack faces confrontation with the past that lead him on a journey of discovery, how far can one man go in a battle to save mankind?

Verdict: 3/10. Personally, I do not think it's very worth it to go watch in a cinema. Perhaps it was because there was already the hype build up surrounding the movie (cos of Tom Cruise) that made my expectations that much higher. After watching it, I felt that the storyline was quite flat, and that the climax wasn't even a proper climax at all. It was really a waste of two talented actors in a film.

Granted, some of the scenes were good (like where they flashback to show what really happened), and some were memorable (like the part where they stitched the pieces back together for Tom Cruise and he remembers his previous life), but altogether, it wasn't very well done. There was a lot of cheesiness in the part where they expressed their love, and even me, a sucker for romantic movies, found it a little overbearing :(

Some scenes don't add up, like when the Jack from Tower 52 manages to untie himself and escape, why didn't he take Julia with him? I mean, she was just lying there, and he could have carried her, and after all she IS the love of his life right?? Also, when they erase their memories, why can't they erase it 100%? There must always be that ONE memory that they cannot forget. And if this is true, why doesn't Vika remember anything?

Sometimes, after you watch a particularly satisfying movie, you come out of the hall gratified, perhaps with a bit of complaints about some parts here and there, but you will generally have a good feeling about it. That feeling did not come with this movie.

The ending is..........FLAT. If you have nothing better to do this weekend and is planning to watch this in cinemas, don't bother.

P/S: Thanks to Nuffnang and Churp2 for the screening passes!!!


Li Chuen said...

The movie was really draggy as well. Was wondering when the action was going to begin.

choulyin said...

yea, it was really bad :( Really not worth it to watch in cinemas