Excerpt: I was very interested and was anticipating this movie, simply because of the director and because I wanted to give a Tom Cruise movie another shot... And no shots will ever be given again. I am tired of Tom Cruise. He made great movies in the nineties, with some pretty great performances attached to the movies, too. But ever since the last Mission: Impossible movie, he started playing the same character over and over again. Oblivion is no exception.
Excerpt: A film dominated by a great soundtrack, stunning visual effects and scenic locations. A case where style over substance is implemented. It's plot however and pace were questionable and dreary. The swift beginning about the background on Earth felt rushed and the story feels exhausting to follow. Obviously Tom Cruise shows an earnest portrayal but unfortunately the two ladies were uninteresting.
Excerpt: You want some more mediocre sci-fi? Say hello to Oblivion, the latest film starring Ethan Hunt himself. As the film begins, I was mostly underwhelmed by it and only particularly interested in a sub-plot involving this woman Tom Cruise's character sees in his dreams - which showcases some of the better acting talents Cruise possesses. But in the second half of the film, that interest really died down for me as the film got more and more complex and ridiculous.
Summary: I didn't have high expectations, but even still they were not met. It appears execution derailed some nice enough ideas, and while I can look at individual aspects of the movie and say it was 'alright', none of it really clicked and thus made the final product a very flat experience. Even the twist failed to wow the story and just left me going "Oh".
Summary: The film was very slow-paced; the audiences already had questions established in the first 10 minutes, but the film was just dragging on and on. I was glad to get all the answers in the end, and I was also glad it was over. There wasn't enough action or that 'edge-of-your-seat' feeling you usually get when watching a sci-fi film. The plot was real cool (bumped up a star-rating), but the acting was average.
Summary: We concluded that it was a bit of a Tom Cruise lovefest, and wondered if maybe it was his "find me a new wife" movie. I found the follow through with the storyline was weak very little foresight.