First off, Tom Cruise is certifiably crazy in my humble opinion (yeah, I write that crap out because I’m not lazy). That aside, I like this movie. It’s a cool little sci-fi movie that’s got a very bleak feel almost reminiscent of a “stuck in a haunted house” type of horror film for the first half of it.
Our story takes place on a post invasion Earth in the year 2145 where there was a massive battle with aliens in the past. We won the war but the planet was devastated. Tom Cruise and Andrea Riseborough deliver a decent performance as outpost technicians serving the wealthy earthlings that have left the planet awaiting the day that they too will join the others.
Like I said this movie is a bunch of fun and I dig it. It’s what I call a good background movie. I can throw it on and I don’t have to pay too much attention to it to enjoy it. There’s a bit of a twist in the film when Olga Kurylenko shows up… oh and Morgan Freeman is in it which means you’re kind of obligated to at least give it a chance.
The meat of this movie is cool but it drags a little for me. Not a deal breaker since it’s a bleakly styled movie and that’s to be expected. There’s a decent ending that I don’t hate but it is pretty predictable as is most of the movie. All in all it’s a recommend for sure and like I said a great background movie. In fact it’s on in the background right now as I type this.
- Production - 100%100%
- Story - 70%70%
- Acting - 70%70%
- Pacing - 65%65%
- Ending - 80%80%
From your favorite lunatic and mine, Tom Cruise delivers a decent performance as Jack the maintenance man on a war-torn devastated Earth.