It’s due out in theaters here in the U.S. this Friday, but being in Australia, he saw there before the rest of us after it opened on April 11th. Peter has a pragmatic approach to things and with that perspective, his is what he had to say about Oblivion:
He called it “an intelligent, thoughtful, well-plotted movie with liberal doses of suspense, tension and action.” But he does warn the potential movie-goer that this movie is not for one who might zone-out during movies. You have to pay attention to the subtleties.
He also said that though you see typical Tom Cruise mannerisms, he doesn’t overplay the character and fits seamlessly into his role.
Though, like many movies these days, he did say that it seemed that the studios tended to have given much away in the trailers. And then Cawdron catches your attention by mentioning that if you enjoyed his book series, Galactic Exploration, you’ll enjoy Oblivion.
Well crap. Now I am hooked, because I did like the Galactic Exploration book series.
The Hollywood Reporter called it a “nice try.”
Total Film said “Cruise and Kosinski might be an effective team, but pioneers they’re not.”
Rotten Tomatoes critics have been scored at a 65%.
I say head on over to Peter’s site, Thinking SciFi, and see everything he has to say. You might find it insightful. I’m leaning towards headed out to see Oblivion, if this blasted cold that just landed in my head doesn’t get much worse!