The intricate, twist-laden story keeps us guessing, whisks us to various intriguing locations and introduces a few nifty new characters along with some old friends (even Henry Cavill is interesting in this one).
This is a franchise that’s became synonymous with slick, action set pieces and stunning visuals and we get all of that and more in the opening twenty minutes alone. I’ve not enjoyed the first act of a film this much in a quite some time.
Oblivion is undoubtedly beautiful looking, featuring a crisp, clean, cloud abode and shiny modern spaceships to boot.
It had moments of real tension and the final half hour is an excruciating watch. You find yourself willing them to succeed despite knowing they ultimately fail.
The character is probably done now as this didn’t do well but it’s too bad cause I think Jack Reacher had a really good movie in him but we just haven’t seen it.
When Universal released the critically derided Dracula Untold in 2014 it postponed its planned reboot of the ‘Dark Universe’. A world full to the brim with weird, wondrous and classic characters such as Frankenstein, his monster, the aforementioned Dracula, the Hunchback of Notre Dame and the Invisible Man. Choosing to ignore some of those interesting possibilities, perhaps keeping them for future iterations, they decided to plump for the Tom Cruise anchored film ‘The Mummy’ despite the fairly recent versions of the late nineties and early naughties.