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    'Oblivion' Clevver Review


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    We've seen the billboards and the trailer and seen all the press picks of Tom hanging out with fans, but audiences are still wondering whether or not Tom Cruise's latest sci-fi movie, Oblivion will be worth the price tag. To help you decide, here is my ClevverMovies review. This movie completely over exceeded my expectations. First, let me speak to the story, and I'll try not to give away any spoilers. The story is a graphic novel adaptation following drone repairman Jack Harper and his commanding officer Victoria, while they are finishing out their duties for the Tet on a post-alien attacked earth that has little to no survivors. The story has really great pacing. You feel like you are on this epic journey with twists and turns with plot surprises which are slowly revealed, which means you will be engaged and thinking from the beginning until the very last moment. There isn't anything in the story that's ground breaking, per se, but the balance of cinematography and storyline was really well done. And speaking of cinematography, this movie is really beautiful. The end of civilization never looked so good, and director Joseph Kosinski, who directed Tron:Legacy along with cinematographer Claudio Mirando do an awesome job making a devastated and deserted earth seem like something that could actually be real. There were also some really cool gadgets and ships and galactic toys, which were so cool that I hope someone manufactures some of these things for our civilization before the apocalypse. Here's hoping. The casting is pretty solid as well, and as you would expect, Tom Cruise is fantastic, as well as his female co-stars Andrea Riseborough and Olga Kurylenko. The only casting that didn't quite work for me, which I hate to say, was actually Morgan Freeman. And you will meet no greater Morgan Freeman fan than me, but this role wasn't one where he really shined but not because he wasn't great but because I think the role was a bit of a stereotypical casting for him, HOWEVER that is just a preference, or course, and not a deal breaker by any means. Overall I give this movie a B+. The B because the plot feels like you've seen it before in other similar movies in this genre...think The Matrix meets, Moon, meets Planet of the Apes, and there was nothing necessarily mind-blowing about it. But, I have to give it the + because it really is a fun movie to watch and you will walk away from it still thinking about it, which is worth the movie ticket price, in my opinion. But of course, this is just my opinion and so I will now open up the comments section to hear what you all think about this movie? Are you planning on going to see Oblivion when it hits theaters April 19th? Let us know and tweet us your thoughts too over at ClevverMovies. From Hollywood, Im Erin White.