OBLIVION: A Booze Revooze Quick Shot

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Earth Is A Memory Worth Fighting For. “Oblivion” Isn’t.

Ramblings: Negative Space

Final Proof: 2½ Shots

2 & 1-2 shots

You know how you get drunk with someone in a coma? You sit there for a couple hours pouring vodka into his IV bag waiting for him to wake up or do something interesting and maybe once or twice he has a crisis and so you get bursts of excitement when they come in with their crash carts and shit to revive him but then it’s back to just sitting there in a very hi-tech room where nothing really goes down or comes up except a heavy buzz that drags you down and you have to fight against it to stay awake. That’s what Oblivion was like.

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CGI is a wonderful thing. And the hovering machines look good, too.

  • 2077, 5 years after the mandatory [apocalypse]
  • Cool exploding moon shot
  • The movie is set in a desert wasteland. Super exciting.
  • Plus he sleeps a lot because his dreams are important
  • The only thing not predictable about this story is how long it would be
  • Good sets
  • Who the fuck is the second 3rd Jack?
  • Based on a comic [that explains it]

Buzz Kills (Watch Out for Spoilers)

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Regrets the days when phone sex was a career option…

Sex:

  • Tom Cruise’s partner’s (Andrea Riseborough as Victoria) naked back in the shower. Nice back. The front…?
  • Tom Cruise’s back in the shower. He’s still fit. #CGI
  • Vickie’s nude silhouette by moonlight, [bare] butt in the water swimming
  • Is that the girl from Firefly / V / Homeland who i’ve seen naked?  [Morena Baccarin]
  • Nope, it’s not her. [It’s Olga Kurylenko] I’d like to see her naked, though.
  • That’s Zoe Bell in the background

Drink:

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Tom’s gonna burn one down

We’ll grow old and fat together, and fight and drink too much.

Rock & Roll: 

  • Special effects and shit
  • Blue Oyster Cult
  • The Wall album cover
  • Led Zeppelin “Ramble On”
  • “Whiter Shade of Pale” on the turntable
  • Techno song at the credits
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Cue the theme to “Star Wars”

Boring Technical Crap

Written by:

Joseph Kosinski: graphic novel and original story

Karl Gajdusek and Michael DeBruyn: screenplay

Directed by: Joseph Kosinski

Starring

Tom Cruise … Jack

Morgan Freeman … Beech

Olga Kurylenko … Julia

Andrea Riseborough … Victoria

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau … Sykes

Melissa Leo … Sally

Zoe Bell … Kara

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When i say this movie bombs…

Bottom Line

Perfect if you’ve ODed on uppers and need something to help you come down. This film could take the inventor of the Starbuck’s taste challenge out for a nap.

Another Round

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Haven’t Had Your Fill of the Booze Revooze? Click here for another round

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“I’ve seen bigger on baby ants.”

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The closest thing Tom’s come to filling a hole in months

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2 thoughts on “OBLIVION: A Booze Revooze Quick Shot

  1. Olga Kurylenko can be seen nde from behind in that very average Hitman movie from a few years back.

    I’m still not sold on this movie…. I’m keen to see it, I just don’t have high hopes…. Nice work once again, Al.

    • Thanks for having my ‘back’, Hot Rod. i remember the very very average Hitman and not ready to go ‘back’.

      As for this one, your instincts are spot on, man.

      Thanks for patronizing me, brother,

      Al K Hall

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