Summer holiday is approaching! Which means that many blockbuster movies will be flooding very soon. Before all the superheroes action movies start kicking into the cinemas nearby, I managed to catch âOblivionâ on the big screen before it was taken off the list.
Oblivion is action-packed sci-fi flick, starred by Tom Cruise, directed by Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy). The interesting story begins with Jack Harper, a drone technician working in the deserted Mother Earth that has been completely destroyed during a war between human kind and alien. Human kind won the war by using nuclear bombs, and the Earth paid the price. Whatâs left of it is just a rubble of fallen, quiet, abandoned planet. All the other survivors have been forced to move to temporary space stations at Titan, Saturnâs largest moon.
What I love about this movie is the stunning visuals of the aftermath of an enormous nuclear war, an Earth abandoned with almost no living signs, no greens, just lotsa sand and fallen buildings. Itâs depressingly beautiful in its own way.
Upon watching the movie, one could question â âCan our memories be cloned?â, âAre some emotional feelings so strong that they are imprinted into our cells?â â (Quoted from my movie buddy, K.L Teo) Those are some questions worth thinking and perhaps it is the main theme of the story. Something the director wants us to think about.Life can pass; memories will stay forever.Anyway, what I personally feel about this movie: Brilliant visuals, in-need plenty of explanations and many rooms for improvements to an otherwise ordinary plot.