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Independent Cinema - Oblivion Review

Independent Cinema writes: The feeling that first came to me during the opening moments of Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion was that I had been in this world before. It’s a thought that ran through my head until the closing credits and the remnants of M83′s score pounded in my head one last time. Out of what might have been intended to be respectful homage, Kosinski has made a grab bag of science fiction tropes to craft an interesting premise that manages to rise above Tron: Legacy, but fall short of the science fiction films which Kosinski “borrows” from. With a cast that goes through the motions, and a twist that fails to impress, Oblivion succeeds only by being one of the prettiest films in recent memory, and having a score by Anthony Gonzalez (aka M83) which is slightly above average.

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