There are many words that one could use to describe Joseph Kosinski’s sophomore slump. Pedantic, pedestrian, and plebeian are just a few.
Oblivion’s cinematography is gorgeous. And that’s really the only positive thing the film has going for it. There are so many areas in which the film could have been really fun but just ended up being a stale facsimile of its obvious influences.
The film forces on Tom Cruise’s Jack Harper, a maintenance man tasked with repairing drones on an earth in the year 2077.
The design of the film feels as if the Mac store designed it. But without the style or panache that Mac usually brings to their designs.
The film’s script is also needlessly cluttered with pointless exposition. Often times, we’re told the same information twice. It’s very, very frustrating.
This seems to be a pattern with Kosinski. He constructs beautiful images with next to no context or depth. Here’s hoping Tron 3 will be better.