Universal Pictures, Chernin Entertainment, Ironhead Studios,

Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau , Melissa Leo, Zoe Bell, Andrea Riseborough, James Rawlings

Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is a repairman taking care of the drones that defend the power stations that support life after the apocalypse. It’s the future and the wars have devastated the Earth. All the survivors were taken to Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, and the only one with a dense atmosphere. It’s 2077 and Jack and his partner Victoria (Andrea Riseborough) are finishing up there term as the mop up crew, keeping the machines running. But there is some kind of survivor creatures running around trying to sabotage the entire operation and Jack is having dreams and memories of places he doesn’t know and people he can’t remember. Jack is driven to find the truth in this latest blockbuster Tom Cruise Sci-Fi film.

First of all, I broke the bank and went to see this baby on the day after payday at the ETX theater. This means HUGE wall to wall, extremely high def digital projection, and 360 degree surround sound with speakers all over the ceiling from front to back. The picture was beautiful, and the sound was pretty awesome. The soundtrack music is a bit strange and the constant tones over our heads and echoing around the sides was a tiny bit annoying, but the explosions and dialog was fantastic. There are several locations in the film that are stunningly beautiful and the deserts and wastelands are extremely dreary and barren. The cinematography is excellent, and even Tom Cruise does a good job in his role. This is one of the best Cruise films in a long time. The story is a mish-mash of tributes a dozen other sci films. There isn’t much new anymore, so they take bits and pieces of great sci-fi films from 2001 A Space Odyssey, all the way to Wall-E and lots more in between. But at the same time, the action is non-stop and the story has enough twist and surprises to keep it fresh. Nobody’s put all the pieces together this way before. Though a tribute to the greatest sci-fi work, it’s somehow an original story. This was an exciting evening, and a pretty decent film. I suspect it will do very well. It was well worth the extra fee for the ETX showing.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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