History Film / Oblivion2013

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.
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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