Category Archives: Hard Sci-Fi

Good morning, Oblivion

I love that I can roll out of bed on the weekend and immediately go see a movie at AMC theaters. And it’s only $6, which is a fantastic deal for the early-rising tightwads who love movies like myself. Sometimes it’s bit weird to kick off the day with, say, a grisly horror film, but generally it works well for me. The only downside is that I always have to smuggle in either Starbucks or a tupperware dish of fresh fruit (because I’m secretly 90 years old on the inside) for breakfast. I will never understand the people I see enthusiastically tucking into a bucket of sloppily buttered popcorn and a tanker truck of Coke at 9:00 a.m. Ew.

This morning I saw Oblivion.

Oblivion poster

It’s definitely worth the six bucks, but I doubt it’ll ever be one of my favorites. For all its action, it still falls solidly in the realm of “moody sci-fi,” or in other words, “real science fiction,” which only occasionally works for me. The ambitious script had a lot going on, too, dwelling on some details but rushing to accommodate others.  I’m not sure the story holds up to careful scrutiny, but it’s quite engrossing in the moment. Sadly, the trailer gives away far too much. I would’ve enjoyed unraveling more of the central mystery on my own.

Coming Soon!

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