History Film / Oblivion2013

16th Aug '17 10:34:56 PM Tallens
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* RecurringCameraShot: The scene where Jack finds Julia's sleeper pod, with her visible through the viewport while he looks down at her from the right with a hand on the pod, is mirrored later when he puts her back into it [[spoiler: right before he flies up to the Tet]].
26th Jun '17 10:14:04 AM Gregzilla
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* AlienAbduction: [[spoiler: What happened to the real Jack and Victoria. It was Harper's decision to uncouple the piloting section from the [[HumanPopsicle crew]] [[LifePod section]] as it was being [[TractorBeam swallowed by the Tet]] [[HeroicSacrifice that prevented the rest of the ''Odyssey'''s crew from becoming clones]].]]

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* AlienAbduction: [[spoiler: What happened to the real Jack and Victoria. It was Harper's decision to uncouple the piloting section from the [[HumanPopsicle crew]] [[LifePod section]] as it was being [[TractorBeam swallowed by the Tet]] [[HeroicSacrifice that prevented prevented]] the rest of the ''Odyssey'''s crew from becoming clones]].clones.]]
10th Jun '17 3:17:41 PM Zuxtron
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* AttackItsWeakPoint: The drones have several points (cameras, energy core hatches, etc) which can be shot ForMassiveDamage. [[PlayingWithATrope Toyed]] with in that they are small targets on a highly-mobile weapons system, those who try to shoot it use big guns and try to do so when the drone's standing still (and are virtually point-blank), [[MadeOfIron and it still has a high chance of not working]].

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* AttackItsWeakPoint: The drones have several such points (cameras, (like cameras, energy core hatches, etc) which can be shot ForMassiveDamage.etc). [[PlayingWithATrope Toyed]] with in that they are small targets on a highly-mobile weapons system, those who try to shoot it use big guns and try to do so when the drone's standing still (and are virtually point-blank), [[MadeOfIron and it still has a high chance of not working]].
12th Mar '17 2:03:55 PM nombretomado
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* CoolOldGuy: [[MorganFreeman Malcolm Beech]] is this. His first scene is him smoking a big cigar and [[LargeHam somewhat]] [[HamAndCheese hammily]] interrogating and [[MrExposition giving exposition]] to a captured Harper. He also mentions having fought on the war and having survived [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} the devastation of Chicago]]. His biggest desire is down there in Foreshadowing.

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* CoolOldGuy: [[MorganFreeman [[Creator/MorganFreeman Malcolm Beech]] is this. His first scene is him smoking a big cigar and [[LargeHam somewhat]] [[HamAndCheese hammily]] interrogating and [[MrExposition giving exposition]] to a captured Harper. He also mentions having fought on the war and having survived [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} the devastation of Chicago]]. His biggest desire is down there in Foreshadowing.



** The evil-looking Scavengers all wear dark colours and live in dark underground areas, but are eventually revealed [[spoiler:to be a human [[LaResistance resistance force]] led by [[MorganFreeman Malcolm Beech]] with noble goals]].

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** The evil-looking Scavengers all wear dark colours and live in dark underground areas, but are eventually revealed [[spoiler:to be a human [[LaResistance resistance force]] led by [[MorganFreeman [[Creator/MorganFreeman Malcolm Beech]] with noble goals]].



* DetonationMoon: A torn-apart moon is a constant sight during night sequences. [[MorganFreeman Malcolm]] [[RebelLeader Beech]] reminisces when it was blown apart to cripple the human race pre-invasion.

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* DetonationMoon: A torn-apart moon is a constant sight during night sequences. [[MorganFreeman [[Creator/MorganFreeman Malcolm]] [[RebelLeader Beech]] reminisces when it was blown apart to cripple the human race pre-invasion.



* LaResistance: The remaining scavs after the war, [[RebelLeader led by]] [[MorganFreeman Malcolm Beech]], who live underground the wasteland Earth. [[spoiler: Turns out that it was actually remnants of humanity just trying to survive, while Jack 49 and Victoria work for the actual invader, an AI stealing Earth's resources.]]

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* LaResistance: The remaining scavs after the war, [[RebelLeader led by]] [[MorganFreeman [[Creator/MorganFreeman Malcolm Beech]], who live underground the wasteland Earth. [[spoiler: Turns out that it was actually remnants of humanity just trying to survive, while Jack 49 and Victoria work for the actual invader, an AI stealing Earth's resources.]]



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The fact that [[spoiler: humanity isn't completely dead]] and there's a [[spoiler: [[LaResistance resistance]] led by MorganFreeman]] would have been a great plot twist if it hadn't been included in the very first trailer. Fortunately, there are other twists that the trailer managed to omit.

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The fact that [[spoiler: humanity isn't completely dead]] and there's a [[spoiler: [[LaResistance resistance]] led by MorganFreeman]] Creator/MorganFreeman]] would have been a great plot twist if it hadn't been included in the very first trailer. Fortunately, there are other twists that the trailer managed to omit.
31st Jan '17 9:37:38 AM Gicaldo
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** [[spoiler: The phrase about sacrifice Jack finds in a book sets up his final sacrifice.]]
7th Sep '16 8:07:27 PM jake38
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Not to confuse with ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''.

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Not to confuse be confused with ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''.
20th Apr '16 7:11:24 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* AwardBaitSong: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mkUp1V3ys0 Oblivion]]
28th Feb '16 6:05:11 AM Mhazard
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Not to confuse with ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''.
7th Feb '16 2:27:00 AM eroock
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* MonumentalDamage: One of the first things we see during Jack's OpeningNarration is the Pentagon smashed almost beyond recognition by a huge crater. The New York Public Library is completely underground. The Empire State Building is buried up to its observation deck, leaving only the gift shop and the spire above ground. The Statue of Liberty is broken up and scattered, with the torch-holding hand visible during a high-speed canyon chase. The One World Trade Center building, taller than the ESB and prominent in the flashbacks, is ''nowhere to be seen'' in the present time, implying that whatever wasn't buried was demolished.

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* MonumentalDamage: One of the first things we see during Jack's OpeningNarration OpeningMonologue is the Pentagon smashed almost beyond recognition by a huge crater. The New York Public Library is completely underground. The Empire State Building is buried up to its observation deck, leaving only the gift shop and the spire above ground. The Statue of Liberty is broken up and scattered, with the torch-holding hand visible during a high-speed canyon chase. The One World Trade Center building, taller than the ESB and prominent in the flashbacks, is ''nowhere to be seen'' in the present time, implying that whatever wasn't buried was demolished.



* OpeningNarration: Provided by Harper while we get brought up to speed on the characters and situation and see a montage of SceneryPorn (The skies and some parts of the planet that look less [[BuffySpeak wasteland-y]]), SceneryGorn (the shot of the bombed-out Pentagon (with implications of it having been [[NukeEm ground zero for a nuclear strike]] during The War) and the remains of New York and Washington, DC), TechnologyPorn ([[CrystalSpiresAndTogas Tower 49]], the [[FutureCopter Bubble Ship]], the collector vessels, [[CoolGuns the guns]] and [[CoolStarship the Tet]]), {{Fanservice}} (ShirtlessScene and ToplessnessFromTheBack) and [[spoiler: some {{Irony}} in that [[TheCakeIsALie most of the info is unwitting bullcrap]] on Jack's part.]]

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* OpeningNarration: OpeningMonologue: Provided by Harper while we get brought up to speed on the characters and situation and see a montage of SceneryPorn (The skies and some parts of the planet that look less [[BuffySpeak wasteland-y]]), SceneryGorn (the shot of the bombed-out Pentagon (with implications of it having been [[NukeEm ground zero for a nuclear strike]] during The War) and the remains of New York and Washington, DC), TechnologyPorn ([[CrystalSpiresAndTogas Tower 49]], the [[FutureCopter Bubble Ship]], the collector vessels, [[CoolGuns the guns]] and [[CoolStarship the Tet]]), {{Fanservice}} (ShirtlessScene and ToplessnessFromTheBack) and [[spoiler: some {{Irony}} in that [[TheCakeIsALie most of the info is unwitting bullcrap]] on Jack's part.]]



* UnreliableNarrator: Jack has no memory from before he began his current job - his OpeningNarration is entirely based on what Sally tells him ([[spoiler: and Sally herself is an UnreliableExpositor]]). Even better, for the whole first act of the movie, Jack, Vicka and Sally are the only characters with lines.

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* UnreliableNarrator: Jack has no memory from before he began his current job - his OpeningNarration OpeningMonologue is entirely based on what Sally tells him ([[spoiler: and Sally herself is an UnreliableExpositor]]). Even better, for the whole first act of the movie, Jack, Vicka and Sally are the only characters with lines.
7th Feb '16 2:26:23 AM eroock
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Watch the trailer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsjdRsrR6cs here.]] Or don't. Remember, TrailersAlwaysSpoil, and going in blind is critical to the movie's plot.
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