OBLIVION Review

When science fiction wants to present thoughtful subtext, it can’t go broad. The freedom to construct a world has to come down to precise themes. The world can be derivative (or "inspired by" if you want to be charitable), and the themes can be universal, but they have to be cohesive. In casting a wide net for influences, Joseph Kosinski‘s Oblivion mashes-up the ideas from better movies, and doesn’t put them towards abstraction or ambiguity, but towards ambivalence. The film is more concerned with its gorgeous visuals and rousing score while the emotions become lost in a shuffle of reveals and fragmented ideas. READ MORE...

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