Oblivion is centered on some future version of Earth which has been laid waste due to the destruction of the moon by an invading force from the depths of space. A seemingly ageless Tom Cruise (this guy is really 50+ years old?!) plays the part of a janitor of sorts, keeping a network of security drones functional while preparing to leave Earth for humanity’s new home – Titan.
The film begins to hint all is not quite as it seems and the story weaves left and right, finally taking a shocking step sideways where the ground under the viewers feet slips dramatically. I caught the film on IMAX and based on the grand vistas and exceptional CGI, I believe the experience was worth every penny. The camera work was also exceptionally well executed with some nifty tilt-shift effects along with perfect lighting adding to the depth and drama.
Oblivion is a well-crafted film with a tightly woven plot. Combined with plenty of action, amazing technological mastery along with a compelling story and almost perfect direction, I thoroughly enjoyed the film on IMAX and would gladly pay to see it again. I would rate the film an easy 8 of 10, which could easily turn into a 9 should the mood strike me. Very well done.