What did you think of Oblivion?

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#1 Posted by ShadowsDemon (9469 posts) -

For me it had terrible acting, but it was well filmed and had a nice twist, even if it was a typical twist. I was suprised to see Jaime Lannister in it, though.

It was an okay movie overall I guess.

Thoughts?

#2 Posted by indzman (19352 posts) -

Haven't watched it yet, will see it when it releases on DVD/BR

#3 Posted by sukraj (23680 posts) -

Haven't seen it yet.

#4 Posted by ShadowsDemon (9469 posts) -

Haven't seen it yet.

sukraj
Then see it >:F
#5 Posted by raven_squad (78438 posts) -
I thought it was pretty mediocre. Great visuals/score/sound effects and I really liked the design of the AI elements like the drones and the tet, but plot wise I thought it was a real dud. Overly drawn out (it completely loses steam towards the middle, going from dull to a total bore), the characters were all pretty pathetic and it was utterly predictable and derivative of a bunch of other sci-fi films without having any real identity of it's own. Still entertaining enough for the one time but I'll never need to see it again. :P
#6 Posted by Motokid6 (6158 posts) -
I really liked it. Same guy who filmed Tron I believe so I'm a fan. Lol jaime lannister the unsung hero. To say the truth him being in it made the movie for me
#7 Posted by ShadowsDemon (9469 posts) -
I really liked it. Same guy who filmed Tron I believe so I'm a fan. Lol jaime lannister the unsung hero. To say the truth him being in it made the movie for meMotokid6
Yeah, same for me. :P
#8 Posted by ferrari2001 (17207 posts) -
Great visuals and as far as an action/sci-fi flix it was pretty decent.
#9 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152143 posts) -
Have not seen....
#10 Posted by TheFallenDemon (13933 posts) -
It was a pretty cool game
#11 Posted by leviathan91 (7763 posts) -

The plot was... interesting. It wasn't too predictable but it did leave one question unanswered which is a spoiler alert.

[spoiler] What about the other copies of Jack Harper? [/spoiler]

Other than that, the visuals and machinery were incredibly gorgeous.

#12 Posted by leviathan91 (7763 posts) -

It was a pretty cool gameTheFallenDemon

I tried playing Oblivion after Skyrim but I couldn't, just could not play it.

Felt like a huge downgrade.

#13 Posted by ShadowsDemon (9469 posts) -

[QUOTE="TheFallenDemon"]It was a pretty cool gameleviathan91

I tried playing Oblivion after Skyrim but I couldn't, just could not play it.

Felt like a huge downgrade.

I agree on that. I can never go back to it.
#14 Posted by sune_Gem (12463 posts) -

[QUOTE="leviathan91"]

[QUOTE="TheFallenDemon"]It was a pretty cool gameShadowsDemon

I tried playing Oblivion after Skyrim but I couldn't, just could not play it.

Felt like a huge downgrade.

I agree on that. I can never go back to it.

It's not a downgrade. Especially if you got it on PC with all them sweet mods. I very much so like the attributes present in Oblivion, and the extra skills. I also like being able to invent my own spells and get more creative with enchanting. The setting is a lot prettier and in general I wouldn't shake a stick at Oblivion for the sake of Skyrim.

#15 Posted by WiiMan21 (8189 posts) -

I thought the overall story was good, the ascetics of the movie (ie special effects and everything) was amazing, top notch.  The writing of the dialogue was awful however and almost cringworthy at times.  Overall a pretty solid movie though, definitely worth a watch.

#16 Posted by WiiMan21 (8189 posts) -

The plot was... interesting. It wasn't too predictable but it did leave one question unanswered which is a spoiler alert.

[spoiler] What about the other copies of Jack Harper? [/spoiler]

Other than that, the visuals and machinery were incredibly gorgeous.

leviathan91
I'd reply with your answer but I don't know how to type out the spoiler tag. :P
#17 Posted by HoolaHoopMan (7866 posts) -
Haven't seen it yet although a friend did and told it wasn't good. Seems to be the summer of Sci fi. Oblivion, Elysium, After Earth, and the new Star Trek movie. My bet is that Elysium and Star Trek will be better than Oblivion with After Earth sucking total balls.
#18 Posted by metroidprime55 (17657 posts) -
I haven't seen it and I'm not going to, it looked bad from the trailers.
#19 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29671 posts) -

[QUOTE="ShadowsDemon"][QUOTE="leviathan91"]

I tried playing Oblivion after Skyrim but I couldn't, just could not play it.

Felt like a huge downgrade.

sune_Gem

I agree on that. I can never go back to it.

It's not a downgrade. Especially if you got it on PC with all them sweet mods. I very much so like the attributes present in Oblivion, and the extra skills. I also like being able to invent my own spells and get more creative with enchanting. The setting is a lot prettier and in general I wouldn't shake a stick at Oblivion for the sake of Skyrim.

Oblivion skill/leveling system is pretty bad unless you mod it.
#20 Posted by WiiMan21 (8189 posts) -

[QUOTE="WiiMan21"][QUOTE="leviathan91"]

The plot was... interesting. It wasn't too predictable but it did leave one question unanswered which is a spoiler alert.

[spoiler] What about the other copies of Jack Harper? [/spoiler]

Other than that, the visuals and machinery were incredibly gorgeous.

leviathan91

I'd reply with your answer but I don't know how to type out the spoiler tag. :P

Type in [spoiler ] then insert the spoiler, and finally end it with [/spoiler] .

But don't put in spaces with the first step. Hope that helps.

[spoiler] The idea was that he was taken in by the "alien race" and cloned to get the job done, as well as his female partner (which her name escapes me curently).  Each of the clones have the same memory however they were wipped and replaced with the objective to stay on the planet and fix the machines if they broke and to keep balance to kill the humans.  If you were wondering something else then I can answer that but I'd need a more specific question.   [/spoiler]

#21 Posted by ToastRider11 (2573 posts) -

It was a pretty cool gameTheFallenDemon
Ya beat me to the punch!

#22 Posted by leviathan91 (7763 posts) -

[QUOTE="leviathan91"]

The plot was... interesting. It wasn't too predictable but it did leave one question unanswered which is a spoiler alert.

[spoiler] What about the other copies of Jack Harper? [/spoiler]

Other than that, the visuals and machinery were incredibly gorgeous.

WiiMan21

I'd reply with your answer but I don't know how to type out the spoiler tag. :P

Type in [spoiler ] then insert the spoiler, and finally end it with [/spoiler] .

But don't put in spaces with the first step. Hope that helps.

#23 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (7762 posts) -
I really would have like it a whole lot more if the previews didn't pretty much give away the plot twist.
#24 Posted by WolfattheDoor34 (3278 posts) -
sucked
#25 Posted by leviathan91 (7763 posts) -

[QUOTE="leviathan91"]

[QUOTE="WiiMan21"] I'd reply with your answer but I don't know how to type out the spoiler tag. :PWiiMan21

Type in [spoiler ] then insert the spoiler, and finally end it with [/spoiler] .

But don't put in spaces with the first step. Hope that helps.

[spoiler] The idea was that he was taken in by the "alien race" and cloned to get the job done, as well as his female partner (which her name escapes me curently).  Each of the clones have the same memory however they were wipped and replaced with the objective to stay on the planet and fix the machines if they broke and to keep balance to kill the humans.  If you were wondering something else then I can answer that but I'd need a more specific question.   [/spoiler]

I already know this. What I meant was this:

[spoiler] If there was another copy of Jack Harper beyond the radioactive zone, what about the other copies of Jack Harper as well as the female clone in other areas across the planet Earth? What was their ultimate fate? [/spoiler]

#26 Posted by kris9031998 (7554 posts) -

Plan on watching over the weekend, but i ended up buying the soundtrack on vinyl. Mondo always does it right

#27 Posted by GOGOGOGURT (4470 posts) -

I actually really like it.  Got me laid.

#28 Posted by Baranga (14217 posts) -

Beautiful. Serene. It had striking visuals. The whole Tet thing was genius. The small moments have room to breathe and the pace is really good. There's a dreamlike quality to it. I loved the pacing, the scenes flow one into another so nicely...

It really struck a chord with me. It's a beautiful story. Vika was the highlight of the movie. Negative comparisons with Wall-E or Moon are useless - this was written in 2005.

#29 Posted by lo_Pine (4978 posts) -
I chose to see Mud instead and was not disappointed. Highly recommended.
#30 Posted by Mochyc (4421 posts) -
I just watch it tonight. I found it absolutely terrible. I saw the twist coming from the very beginning, which made the story boring and predictable. The dialogue was also quite cheesy and predictable. Olga Kurylenko is stunning though, I think she's the only reason I stayed til the end. Totally worth it :cool:.
#31 Posted by Mochyc (4421 posts) -
I really liked it. Same guy who filmed Tron I believe so I'm a fan. Lol jaime lannister the unsung hero. To say the truth him being in it made the movie for meMotokid6
Thaaaaat's why I didn't like it. I hated Tron, should've known.
#32 Posted by Mochyc (4421 posts) -
[QUOTE="sune_Gem"]

[QUOTE="ShadowsDemon"] I agree on that. I can never go back to it.chessmaster1989

It's not a downgrade. Especially if you got it on PC with all them sweet mods. I very much so like the attributes present in Oblivion, and the extra skills. I also like being able to invent my own spells and get more creative with enchanting. The setting is a lot prettier and in general I wouldn't shake a stick at Oblivion for the sake of Skyrim.

Oblivion skill/leveling system is pretty bad unless you mod it.

Yeah, I wish someone would port the leveling system of Skyrim to Oblivion. It would make it even more amazing.
#33 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

SPOILERS below.

 

I thought it was excellent.  The first half of the movie was a bit slow, but the second half more than made up for it.  I loved the plot twists, even if they weren't entirely unpredictable.  The imagery of the pyramid-type alien ship with the all-seeing eye intelligence running it was interesting.  The last of humankind taking it down was pertinent.    

#34 Posted by Baranga (14217 posts) -

I saw the twist coming from the very beginning, which made the story boring and predictable.  Mochyc

"It's not what a movie is about, it's how it's about it" - Roger Ebert.

#35 Posted by Netherscourge (16337 posts) -

Oblivion had good voice-acting by Boromir and Capt. Jean-Luc Picard.

 

#36 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

It was great. I loved the epic setting of the whole place, the cast of characters were a bit medicore but the strong good ones were VERY strong and good ones, the music was epic as well and I just loved the lore of the land and the world itself was really great. On top of that there's so much to do, dungeon escapades, arena battles, quests galore, so many things for one to do and with the expansion packs the fun is just doubled. It's such a great game, great score, great immersive world, great abundance of quests, and above all it's great fun. I love-

Wait....did you mean Oblivion as in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblvion or the new Oblivion movie with Tom Cruise? Oh well in that case haven't seen it.

#37 Posted by Mochyc (4421 posts) -

[QUOTE="Mochyc"]I saw the twist coming from the very beginning, which made the story boring and predictable.  Baranga

"It's not what a movie is about, it's how it's about it" - Roger Ebert.

Well to me it do much of a good job about it either :P.
#38 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

its a decent movie if you havent been exposed to movies like the matrix or equilibrium before. if you havent seen either of those then this has some amazing potential to be a good movie for you to watch. i for one enjoyed it and will buy it for my hardcopy library at some point

#39 Posted by Ricardomz (2715 posts) -

Haven't seen it yet, but my sister spoiled me the story...