Oblivion is a film you may or may not remember from about 7-8 years ago. Tom Cruise is in it playing a man on a post-apocalyptic Earth. There isn’t much to know about the plot other than Cruise bombs around in a cool looking spaceship (and sometimes a futuristic motorbike) looking for damaged drones to repair. He has a partner in a high tower that helps him find these things, and in between missions he finds tchotchkes from “old Earth”…
There's a microscopic hole which exists inside the soul of Swartacus. In this little crater there is a tiny temple. In this temple sits Lincoln Hawk and his switch hat. There is a tiny hammer on a chain next to a pane of glass marked "emergency." I think most of you know what happens when the glass is broken and the hat switch is flipped...
"Then hate me. We have to start some place."
-Linc Hawk to his son Mike.…
So this right here is why you don't blind buy Elvis movies. I saw that IHATWF had a Blu Ray version on Amazon and I figured it was can't miss. It fell within the time frame of my favorite Elvis film Viva Las Vegas, it was directed by Norman Taurog who directed 2 of my other faves Blue Hawaii and Spinout, and it was on BLU. The only other film from this era I've found that gave me those sweet…
Cringer “Meta-ness” of the Scream series mixed with the rank simplicity of the Blair Witch Project.
Nothing happens. A chick forgets her backpack.
There is a possessed Christine truck and some pretty intense zombie veins drawn on the protagonists with some used charcoal briquettes. Frankly, I’ve seen better face makeup at an Ash Wednesday mass.
Still… a delightfully brainless 75 minutes. I’m pretty sure the budget was about 48 dollars. Money well spent Hulu ad wizards!
Original grade: 4 stars
Rewatch grade: 4 stars
You can look at this film in two ways:
A pseudo-indie film experiment which imploded under the weight of its slumming superstar cast....
Or you can look at it as a kick ass slow burn neo-western in which James Mangold slyly subverts and toys with the underdog Rocky persona...and then eventually celebrates the vengeful forgotten man persona of Rambo.
It would have been really interesting to see how this film would have…