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Oblivion opens to decent reviews

Tom Cruise in Oblivion

Summerfest is well and truly upon us with the first of many big budget films, Oblivion releasing this week. The film which stars Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo, Zoë Bell, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau opened to decent reviews.

A sci-fi which recounts the story of earth post an alien invasion, the film is co-written, produced and directed by Joseph Kosinski and based on his unpublished graphic novel of the same name.

The film is currently "Certified Fresh" (75%) on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, based on 12 reviews.

Simon Reynolds (Digital Spy) gave the film a positive review (three stars out of a possible five) stating:

“Kosinski piles up money shot after money shot (digitally enhancing desolate Iceland locations to good effect), while harnessing a soaring score from M83 to power along the ride.”

Peter Bradshaw from The Guardian however was more scathing in his review:

Oblivion goes on for a long time, moving slowly and self-consciously, and it looks like a very expensive movie project that has been written and rewritten many times over.”

What users are saying about Oblivion on Twitter:

View the trailer of Oblivion below and don’t forget to tell us what you thought of it right here.

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