Hurleysgivingpocalyptageddon 2013: Oblivion

Each year, I like to watch one fairly recent movie. I missed Oblivion in the theater, and since then, I’ve actually avoided watching it. I really wanted it to be part of my holiday festivities. It features all sorts of sci-fi tropes that are all sorts of up my alley. (Spoiler alerts, I guess)

Desert wastelands, crazy scavenging wasteland wanderers, genetic memories, and intergalactic wars ahead!

Desert wastelands, crazy scavenging wasteland wanderers,  genetic memories, intergalactic wars, and a destroyed moon. Oh! Hells! Yes!

I had probably 90% of the “twist” called about 10 minutes into this flick. Seriously, flashbacks of memories that aren’t yours? You’re a clone, bro. Generic boss  that you only see on vid screens? That’s a computer program, bro. Sorry, bro, but your life is a lie.

On the plus side, you get to fly around in this nifty ship.

On the plus side, you get to fly around in this nifty ship.

Despite that predictability, and the huge coincidence that allows the plot to move into the third act, I really enjoyed this movie. Plus, Morgan Freeman. Morgan Freeman makes everything better.

4 out of 5

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