TOM CRUISE’S “OBLIVION” LEAVES YOU WONDERING WHY YOU BOTHERED

Tom Cruise is rapidly becoming the king of comic book movies (or “graphic novels” if you prefer.) His latest effort, the aptly titled “Oblivion,” is typical of the genre- the visuals are outstanding. The modern house he lives in high above earth is spectacular, as are the space age vehicles he races around in. What’s missing is a cohesive story. It’s not easy to translate a comic book that EXPLAINS every image quite clearly, into expository dialog, and these writers failed miserably. Good luck trying to figure out who’s fighting who and why. Character development and motivation are cast aside for outer space special effects. The only way to enjoy this movie is to read a synopsis of the plot before you go in – but that kind of spoils the whole experience. Comic book based movies are clearly a waste of time if you’re yearning for a compelling story.

8 thoughts on “TOM CRUISE’S “OBLIVION” LEAVES YOU WONDERING WHY YOU BOTHERED

  1. yes, comic book movies are atrocious but people keep voting with their wallets. ‘head shake’

  2. I’d never see one of this scientologist idiot’s movies-even for free.

  3. these people got 100 dollar a person when they just showed up to be like cheering tom cruise fans.

  4. thanks…I was thinking of see it, but I’ll save my money! will he ever be in anything good again?

  5. oh come off it a lot of his movies have been really entertaining and some, great….

  6. Over $38 million dollars opening week-end in the States and over $100 overseas. I guess someone wasn’t reading Janet’s column and instead went to see the Tom Cruise movie.

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