Oblivion is a movie I have been waiting a while for. I have been hoping for Tom Cruise to make another great sci fi film ever since Minority Report, which was amazing. Oblivion was good but a bit of let down. Cruise plays Jack who is a survivor from an alien war that left earth destroyed. His mission is to keep earth secure with the help of his partner Vicca. Jack flies around fixing drones that are used for security on either while Vicca gives him support from their communications station in the sky. This is how the movie starts off and I cannot go into too much more detail without spoiling any of the many twists in the movie.
I liked this movie but it was flawed and felt like a bit of a missed opportunity. I enjoyed the premise and the relationship between Jack, Vicca and a third female character who comes in later (who I won’t talk about because of spoilers). The movie felt very long though. The running time was pretty average but it just felt like a lot was stretched out more then it needed to be. They defiantly could have gotten to the conclusion much faster. Another gripe I had with the movie was the odd turn the movie takes when Jack passes through the radiation zone and discovers another person doing the same job he does(yet again I wont mention because of spoilers). I enjoyed all the other twists but this one through the movie off for me a bit.