|Posted by john Donnelly on January 21, 2014 at 9:45 PM|
This was a cool movie....good cast, good story, action packed..
Oblivion is a 2013 American post-apocalyptic science fiction film based on Joseph Kosinski's Radical Comics-edited unpublished graphic novel of the same name.
The film was co-written, produced and directed by Kosinski. It stars Tom Cruise and Olga Kurylenko.
The film was released in the U.S. on April 19, 2013.According to Kosinski, Oblivion pays homage to science fiction films of the 1970s.
The film received mixed reviews. The acting and visual effects were praised, while critiques of the story were mixed.
The film underperformed at the American box office, grossing only $89 million, but performed well overseas. It is Cruise's twentieth film to gross more than $200 million worldwide.wiki
In the year 2077, Tech 49 Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is one of the last drone repairmen stationed on Earth. The planet was nearly destroyed sixty years ago, during a war against the alien Scavengers ("Scavs").
The Scavs destroyed the moon, causing massive earthquakes and tsunamis, before being defeated by nuclear weapons, which left most of Earth uninhabitable.
Surviving humans migrated to the "Tet", a massive orbiting space station, and to Saturn's moon Titan. From Tower 49, a base standing above the remains of the northeastern United States, Jack and his partner and lover, Victoria "Vika" Olsen (Andrea Riseborough), maintain the autonomous drones that defend giant ocean-borne power stations - that generate fusion power from seawater - from the remnants of the Scav army.
They receive their orders from Sally (Melissa Leo), their mission commander, who is stationed on the Tet, and expect to leave Earth and join the other survivors on the Tet in two weeks.
Although Jack and Vika had their memories wiped five years earlier for security reasons, Jack has recurring dreams about meeting a mysterious woman at the Empire State Building before the war, before he was born. Jack keeps a secret retreat in a lake house in a forested area that he sometimes visits.