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Old March 27 2013, 03:26 AM   #46
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My biggest issue with Cruise is that he tends to be like Jim Carrey in his movies -- after a while, they stop being the character, but instead just become "Tom Cruise/Jim Carrey pretending to be a character". *gertch*

Of course, YMMV.

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Old March 27 2013, 03:43 AM   #47
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Cruise is in a lot better shape than most 37 year-olds.
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Old March 27 2013, 11:53 AM   #48
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I was planning on watching this anyway, but I got more interested in it when I found out it was by the Tron Legacy director. Hopefully it has a cool score!
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Old April 12 2013, 06:25 PM   #49
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Well this is out now in the UK (I see its not out in the US till next Friday)

Saw it today. Hmm, Oblivion? Yeah I think that's where the plot went.
What a mess. I was thinking about looking it up on wiki when I got home to try and understand what was going on, but to be honest I can't even be bothered.
Also if you've seen the trailers, or even know who the other big name actor in it is besides Tom Cruise, you're just spending the first hour waiting for the obvious "twist."


Some nice visuals at least. I'm surprised it wasn't in 3D really
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Old April 12 2013, 08:28 PM   #50
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Some great visuals.

Other mentionable points about the movie?

Tom Cruise managed roughly 2 different facial expressions.

The story was more or less Wall-E with the twist of
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Old April 12 2013, 08:59 PM   #51
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My Name Is Legion wrote: View Post
Cruise is in a lot better shape than most 37 year-olds.
You can bounce a quarter on his ass, or so I'm told....
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Old April 13 2013, 03:29 AM   #52
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Cruise is in a lot better shape than most 37 year-olds.
You can bounce a quarter on his ass, or so I'm told....
How much does he charge for this privilege? Or is it that he pays?
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Old April 13 2013, 05:16 AM   #53
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I figured out the plot twists a few minutes before each one struck, but they took three misdirects common with science fiction and glued them together with some degree of credibility.

Oblivion wasn't awful, and the accent from "Victoria" was a hell of a lot smoother than the one she usually uses... Too smooth.
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Old April 13 2013, 01:38 PM   #54
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Hell, I saw it last night and liked it a lot. I personally could've done without Tom Cruise being Tom Cruise for the 10th movie in a row, but If *I* could overlook it for once I'm sure its not that big of a deal.

I really enjoyed the story however. Even if I was watching it and thinking "This IS a video game." The way the story unravelled itself and the action beats seemed very video game-ish in my opinion. Not that that is a bad thing. I also felt that if this were a TV series spread over a season or 2 the revelations would have been more jaw dropping and mind blowing. While I found the various twists interesting, they were a tad predictable and lumped on top of each other which kind of robbed each one of its full impact I feel. But STILL, I loved the film, I'd give its a solid A.
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Old April 13 2013, 10:47 PM   #55
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Looks like my idea of the plot twist was a bust...
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Old April 13 2013, 11:02 PM   #56
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Women are as disgusting as men.

When Morgan said thousands of Tom Cruises attacked the Earth, you know what they were thinking.

(Surely Morgan should have said hundreds of thousands (in total), or Thousands in each drop ship?)

Stables of Tom Cruise shaped sex toys waiting patiently in their closet till they get home from a hard days work in need of some Tom Cruise shaped attention from half a dozen directions.
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Old April 14 2013, 05:00 PM   #57
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http://t.co/W1VQMRgLkt

21 min featurette.

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Old April 14 2013, 07:53 PM   #58
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Timelord_Victorious wrote: View Post
Some great visuals.

Other mentionable points about the movie?

Tom Cruise managed roughly 2 different facial expressions.

The story was more or less Wall-E with the twist of

There was nothing new or original there but I enjoyed it enough.
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Old April 15 2013, 05:30 PM   #59
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I figured out the plot twists a few minutes before each one struck, but they took three misdirects common with science fiction and glued them together with some degree of credibility.
I agree.

I just got back from seeing it, I really liked it. Although...

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