While the movie Oblivion does have echoes of previous sci-fi efforts, they are presented in a way which makes them fresh and overall the story felt original. The theme of the main love interest being an inspiration for the protagonist to rise above his station and achieve great things is well worn, but I liked the way it was presented here and how it informed the audience of the main character. My only criticism is the trailer reveals too much of the film. Knowing Morgan Freeman was in it removes one of the surprises, but meh, there are plenty of other surprises and aha moments to satisfy. Overall it is a brilliant movie with stunning visuals and a soundtrack which creates the right atmosphere for the film. It’s well worth the price of admission.
9 out of 10