oblivionOBLIVION (2013)
4 out of 5 stars

Based on Joseph Kosinski’s graphic novel of the same name, Oblivion takes place in the year 2077 after an alien attack on the moon making the Earth inhabitable. Tech 49, Jack Harper, and his wife, Victoria, are stationed on Earth to repair the drones that keep the Tet safe from attacks at night. Jack experiences flashes of memory and he starts to question his purpose on Earth when he chances upon a spacecraft crash.

This is pretty good science fiction material and I liked it the movie picks up speed the moment Jack Harper enters the high radiation zone. Somehow I could guess what would happen when they showed this blurry figure. Oh well, I must have seen too many sci-fi movies! Pity about Victoria. I guess the moral of the story is not to believe everything your superiors tell you. The ending was surprisingly good ending. Though I wished these protagonists of sci-fi apocalypse movies could be less good at reproduction because they seem to be doing it really well?! It must be part of their “job description”.

Jack Harper: Everybody dies, Sally. The thing is, to die well.

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