History Film / Oblivion2013

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.
23rd Oct '15 7:47:39 PM loracarol
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* ShinyLookingSpaceships: The winners of the war deploy clean, shiny and very advanced weapons and crafts. [[spoiler: An early hint about something strange going on, as an UsedFuture befits a post-apocalyptic civilization.]]

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* ShinyLookingSpaceships: The winners of the war deploy clean, shiny and very advanced weapons and crafts. [[spoiler: An early hint about something strange going on, as an a UsedFuture befits a post-apocalyptic civilization.]]
23rd Oct '15 7:40:07 PM loracarol
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** [[spoiler:Of special note pointing out Beech's tactic. When he reveals the captured drone to Jack for the first time, Jack refuses to help. He has Jack shot(his spacesuit protects him from damage), to put him under stress and then has Julia brought out on her knee's execution style with a gun put to her head. this incites a reaction from Jack. While at first this ruthlessness seems out of character, it's just Beech bluffing to intentionally stoke Jacks feelings and memories and set him on a path that will "bring him back"]]

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** [[spoiler:Of special note pointing out Beech's tactic. When he reveals the captured drone to Jack for the first time, Jack refuses to help. He has Jack shot(his shot (his spacesuit protects him from damage), to put him under stress and then has Julia brought out on her knee's execution style with a gun put to her head. this incites a reaction from Jack. While at first this ruthlessness seems out of character, it's just Beech bluffing to intentionally stoke Jacks feelings and memories and set him on a path that will "bring him back"]]
23rd Oct '15 7:37:18 PM loracarol
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* FridgeHorror : [[spoiler: So, at the end of the movie, there are at least 50 Jack/Victoria clones left who still believe that the Tet is the last chance of humanity to get to Titan and survive. And they've just seen it explode.]]
23rd Oct '15 7:35:40 PM loracarol
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* Fridge Horror : [[spoiler: So, at the end of the movie, there are at least 50 Jack/Victoria clones left who still believe that the Tet is the last chance of humanity to get to Titan and survive. And they've just seen it explode.]]

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* Fridge Horror FridgeHorror : [[spoiler: So, at the end of the movie, there are at least 50 Jack/Victoria clones left who still believe that the Tet is the last chance of humanity to get to Titan and survive. And they've just seen it explode.]]
23rd Oct '15 11:04:35 AM eroock
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->''Earth is a memory worth fighting for.''

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->''Earth ->''"Earth is a memory worth fighting for.''
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23rd Oct '15 11:04:15 AM eroock
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* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:'''Tet/Sally:''' I created you, Jack. I ''am'' your God.]]



* ChekhovsBoomerang: The fact that [[StuffBlowingUp drone fuel cells are pretty devastating when they go off]] comes to bite both sides of the conflict [[NukeEm in the ass]] [[OutrunTheFireball a few times]].



* ChekhovsBoomerang: The fact that [[StuffBlowingUp drone fuel cells are pretty devastating when they go off]] comes to bite both sides of the conflict [[NukeEm in the ass]] [[OutrunTheFireball a few times]].



* CoolBike: Harper's motorcycle-which is collapsible so it can be carried on the Bubble Ship's storage space, has integral winch and sensors, and is pretty rugged. [[spoiler: Pity that [[HumiliationConga it gets stolen early in the movie, and then soon after Harper gets it back it runs out of gas]].]]
* CoolGuns: Harper's assault rifle and sidearm are pretty cool. On the side of LaResistance, there's the [[{{BFG}} anti-material rifles]] they use to shoot down drones.



* 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.



* CoolGuns: Harper's assault rifle and sidearm are pretty cool. On the side of LaResistance, there's the [[{{BFG}} anti-material rifles]] they use to shoot down drones.
* CoolBike: Harper's motorcycle-which is collapsible so it can be carried on the Bubble Ship's storage space, has integral winch and sensors, and is pretty rugged. [[spoiler: Pity that [[HumiliationConga it gets stolen early in the movie, and then soon after Harper gets it back it runs out of gas]].]]
* 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.



* DieLaughing: Combining the savoring of the imminent doom the Tet is facing and Jack's [[PrecisionFStrike one last comment]] to Sally, [[spoiler:Beech does this as the bomb lights off.]]



* DieLaughing: Combining the savoring of the imminent doom the Tet is facing and Jack's [[PrecisionFStrike one last comment]] to Sally, [[spoiler:Beech does this as the bomb lights off.]]



* EverybodysDeadDave: [[spoiler: The fate of the entire ''Odyssey'' crew except for Julia. Bonus whammy points for this information being given to her by a clone of ''her own husband''.]]



* EverybodysDeadDave: [[spoiler: The fate of the entire ''Odyssey'' crew except for Julia. Bonus whammy points for this information being given to her by a clone of ''her own husband''.]]



* Fridge Horror : [[spoiler: So, at the end of the movie, there are at least 50 Jack/Victoria clones left who still believe that the Tet is the last chance of humanity to get to Titan and survive. And they've just seen it explode.]]



* Fridge Horror : [[spoiler: So, at the end of the movie, there are at least 50 Jack/Victoria clones left who still believe that the Tet is the last chance of humanity to get to Titan and survive. And they've just seen it explode.]]



--> [[spoiler:'''Tet/Sally:''' I created you, Jack. I ''am'' your God.]]



* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: Dramatic example. During the fight between [[spoiler: Jack-49 and Jack-52]], they are struggling for a gun. The gun goes off, hitting Julia on the stomach. This prompts Jack to knock out his opponent [[spoiler: who is understandably shocked to have shot the woman he's seen in his dreams]] and [[HeroStoleMyBike steal his ship to get to the Tower]] and retrieve medical equipment to save her.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: [[spoiler:Basically what Beech tries on Jack after he sees him display curiosity (studying a book) and protectiveness/disobedience (protecting Julia's pod against the drone). We can assume from Sergeant Sykes' skepticism that this tactic has been tried before and failed -- presumably without Julia's presence to awaken their memories and feelings other captured 'Jack' soldiers refused to accept the evidence, like Victoria when confronted with Jack's wife.]]
** [[spoiler:Of special note pointing out Beech's tactic. When he reveals the captured drone to Jack for the first time, Jack refuses to help. He has Jack shot(his spacesuit protects him from damage), to put him under stress and then has Julia brought out on her knee's execution style with a gun put to her head. this incites a reaction from Jack. While at first this ruthlessness seems out of character, it's just Beech bluffing to intentionally stoke Jacks feelings and memories and set him on a path that will "bring him back"]]



* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: Dramatic example. During the fight between [[spoiler: Jack-49 and Jack-52]], they are struggling for a gun. The gun goes off, hitting Julia on the stomach. This prompts Jack to knock out his opponent [[spoiler: who is understandably shocked to have shot the woman he's seen in his dreams]] and [[HeroStoleMyBike steal his ship to get to the Tower]] and retrieve medical equipment to save her.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: [[spoiler:Basically what Beech tries on Jack after he sees him display curiosity (studying a book) and protectiveness/disobedience (protecting Julia's pod against the drone). We can assume from Sergeant Sykes' skepticism that this tactic has been tried before and failed -- presumably without Julia's presence to awaken their memories and feelings other captured 'Jack' soldiers refused to accept the evidence, like Victoria when confronted with Jack's wife.]]
** [[spoiler:Of special note pointing out Beech's tactic. When he reveals the captured drone to Jack for the first time, Jack refuses to help. He has Jack shot(his spacesuit protects him from damage), to put him under stress and then has Julia brought out on her knee's execution style with a gun put to her head. this incites a reaction from Jack. While at first this ruthlessness seems out of character, it's just Beech bluffing to intentionally stoke Jacks feelings and memories and set him on a path that will "bring him back"]]



* PlanetSpaceship: The Tet.



* PreAssKickingOneLiner: See PrecisionFStrike.
* PrecisionFStrike: [[spoiler: '''Jack:''' [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck you]], Sally. *[[HeroicSacrifice detonates]] [[NukeEm fuel cells]]*]]



* PlanetSpaceship: The Tet.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: See PrecisionFStrike.
* PrecisionFStrike: [[spoiler: '''Jack:''' [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck you]], Sally. *[[HeroicSacrifice detonates]] [[NukeEm fuel cells]]*]]



* SingleTear: After Victoria tells Sally that she and Jack are no longer an effective team, she sheds one tear from her left eye ... and then one from her right.

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* SingleTear: After Victoria tells Sally that she and ShirtlessScene: Jack are no longer an effective team, she sheds one tear from her left eye ... and then one from her right.gets three (one is the TwoPersonPoolParty scene mentioned below).



* ShirtlessScene: Jack gets three (one is the TwoPersonPoolParty scene mentioned below).

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* ShirtlessScene: SingleTear: After Victoria tells Sally that she and Jack gets three (one is the TwoPersonPoolParty scene mentioned below).are no longer an effective team, she sheds one tear from her left eye ... and then one from her right.
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