A.B. Whelan writes young-adult fantasy and sci-fi stories with plenty of romance, action and a hint of religion. She is the author of the award winning Fields of Elysium series. She is known for giving away loads of signed books and unique goodies. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads and Google+.
High above a war-torn future Earth, Cmdr. Jack Harper is maintaining the planet's defensive drones when a crippled starship enters his territory. Its sole occupant, a mysterious woman, leads Harper to shocking truths about humankind's legacy.
If I Am
and Matrix had a son who always
disappoints, I’d name him Oblivion.
Being a fan of Tom Cruise and
sci-fi movies, I headed to Edwards Cinema with my hubby this Sunday night with
high expectations, only to leave three hours later quite disappointed. While
the visual effects were absolutely stunning, and watching Tom Cruise fly over
the destroyed and deserted Earth twisted my heart with sadness, the rest of the
movie’s elements were dull. The build up to the final conclusion was way too
long, filled with repetitive scenes (Tom Cruise flying, Tom Cruise fixing a
droid, Tom Cruise talking to his wife, etc.), and even the climax fell short
and was very predictable. Don't get me wrong; the plot was believable and
interesting; only the execution was questionable. With no real villains or
scary aliens to hate, I didn't feel inclined to root for anybody really.
Nevertheless, Tom Cruise was outstanding as always, trying to bring the best
out of the script, and Victoria was perfect as a android-like wife, while the
spaceship survivor Julia was a bad replica of Kristin Stewart in Twilight (open
mouth, trembling lips, mechanical facial expressions, etc.). Had Oblivion been made
as a teen movie, or were it an hour shorter, I might not have been so
disappointed. Even The Hunger Games had more action than Oblivion had, and that's
not what you expect from a high budget sci-fi movie.