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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