OblivionReleased on April 19, 2013 1 comment
Tom Cruise is back, once again hopping around like a sawed-off pygmy while trying to convince us all that he’s still a viable action star. This week’s offering of “Oblivion” will do nothing to re-enforce that fallacy.
We freely admit we are left cold by sci-fi silliness and all the lame shite that usually comes with such flicks. This one looks to be stealing heavily from “I am Legend” as well as the “Matrix” series, right down to Morgan Freeman’s Morpheus-like transformation.
Besides having weak premises, all these so-called sci-fi films take us into a future of bleakness and doom, expecting viewers – like the lemmings in the scripts – to blindly crawl along and beg for more. We’d like to think someone, at some point, would have some balls and try to stop this madness from enveloping humanity as we know it, or at the very least put up some kind of resistance.
Thing is, we’ve become a nation of grief addicts and followers. No wonder these apocalyptic turds keep getting made.