Oblivion (2013)


Oblivion is a science fiction action adventure film about a veteran soldier in the future who is tasked with repairing military drones that protect humanity from aliens who war in the sky.

Details are sorta scarce about Oblivion at present, though it was originally a graphic novel from director Joseph Kosinski. It appears the graphic novel has been pulled from shelves to help keep the plot under wraps. The basics are that the Earth’s surface has been irradiated to the point that people can’t live on it anymore, and therefore live in cloud-cities. One of the few men left on the Earth (I think there must be other planets inhabited by humans, though this isn’t really explained yet) is a repairman, and at some point he meets a mysterious woman.

Note: if you ever meet a mysterious woman, bang her and run like hell. Just sayin’.

This sets off a series of events that culminates in our main character, Jack, questioning everything. I prefer to only question those ‘truths’ told to me by Canadians. They’re never right.


I sorta already mentioned this, but Oblivion is the brain child of Joseph Kosinski, who directed Tron: Legacy and not much else. Still, that was pretty good. It had Olivia Wilde at least.

Oblivion Trailer

Oblivion Release Date

April 26, 2013.


Who’s In It?

 Tom Cruise … Jack
  Nikolaj Coster-Waldau … Sykes
  Morgan Freeman … Malcolm Beech
  Olga Kurylenko … Julia
  Zoe Bell … Kara
  Melissa Leo … Sally
  Andrea Riseborough … Victoria
  Lindsay Clift
  Jaylen Moore … Radio Operator
  Julie Hardin … Librarian
  Paul Gunawan … Scav Survivor

What’s Good About It?

I like Joseph Kosinski, Tom Cruise is still a decent actor with only a few misses in his career, and the premise sounds promising.

What’s Bad About It?

Tom Cruise’s flops have been mostly recent. Like… Rock of Ages. Which just came out this weekend. What’s that? You’d hardly heard of it? Yeah. Exactly.

Our Clever Prediction

I think Oblivion will be pretty good, and it has the potential to be a lot like District 9 as a film that’s possibly below some people’s radar but ultimately turns out to be pretty damn good.

It might also have received some rewrites to be more like Scientology. (pleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease)