BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELL
APRIL 19, 2013
Captivating in all the right ways, “Oblivion” delivers strong, well-tread science fiction staples in a new and visually enthralling way with a competent high-level Hollywood star in Tom Cruise. The set pieces alone make this a must-see, producing a post-apocalyptic backdrop that rivals any previous endeavor. Add to that a strong script that plays its twists close to the chest, majestic and gorgeous cinematography, and a score from the band M83, and “Oblivion” becomes not only the first big blockbuster of the year but a strong contender for best science fiction film of the year. Similar to the impact that last year’s “Looper” had on me, “Oblivion” will land on my top 10 of the year list.
April 19, 2013
by Joseph Kosinski
(for sci-fi action violence, brief strong language, and some sensuality/nudity)