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Oblivion  (2013 - English)

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  • Rishabh Baid
    Rishabh Baidwrote on Apr 14 2013 11:14AM

    In the year 2070, Jack Harper
    (Tom Cruise), lives in a
    futuristic house above the
    clouds, with his assigned
    partner, Victoria/Vika
    (Andrea Riseborough). They are the last people left on
    Earth after it was destroyed
    by aliens known as the
    'Scavs', who wanted Earth's
    resources. They had
    destroyed the moon, which lead to a series of natural
    disasters until the humans
    declared war on them. In the
    end, the humans won, but
    had lost the Earth. The entire
    human population have moved to a large spaceship
    called the Tet, ready to go to
    Titan, Saturn's moon. Jack
    goes down onto the surface
    during the day to repair the
    'drones' that are able to detect and kill remaining
    Scavs on Earth, while Vica
    stays inside the cloud-house
    to keep an eye on him, as his
    co-ordinator. They get their
    mission objectives each day from Sally (Melissa Leo), the
    main commander from the
    Tet. Jack repairs the drones in
    the gridded area in what
    looks like New York/
    Manhattan. He repairs a No. 166 drone one day in the
    Superbowl Stadium, and
    reminds Vika that he
    would've loved to have
    watched the last game in
    2017. He encounters a dog, and is able to send it away
    before Drone 166 fully
    recovers. He then goes on to
    repair another drone, inside
    the New York Public Library,
    but it is revealed to be a fake, and is actually a trap
    set up by the Scavs. Luckily,
    the drone from earlier, 166,
    saves Jack from the
    encounter. Jack finds a book,
    and decides to take it home. He remembers a verse inside
    it about Horatius. Jack goes
    back to the cloud-house for
    the night again and has
    dinner with Vica. She is
    excited to be able to go to Titan in another two weeks,
    while Jack is unsure, as he
    doesn't want to leave yet. He
    gives her some flowers, but
    she drops it out of the house,
    as she was worried that it would contain "thousands of
    toxins". They later go for a
    swim, and during a kiss, Jack
    sees Vica as his old girlfriend,
    Julia (Olga Kurylenko). He is
    startled, as he was given a memory wipe before, but
    occasionally he gets
    flashbacks. The next day,
    Jack goes back to Earth and
    is told to stop a signal being
    beaconed from the Empire State building. He believes it
    is a job of the Scavs. He then
    tells Vica that he's going on a
    perimeter check, but really
    he is visiting his secret house
    by a lake, hidden away from view. He falls asleep by the
    river, and awakes to see
    objects being parachuted
    down from the sky. He goes
    to investigate it, and finds
    that they are people in delta- sleep. Drones come, sent by
    Vica, and believing that they
    are Scavs, go around
    shooting at the people. Jack
    finds that they are from a
    spaceship called the Odessy, and is able to save one last
    team member before the
    drone gets to it. He realises
    that it is Julia, his former
    girlfriend. He takes her back
    up to the cloud-house, much to Vica's jealousy. Julia
    awakes, and in the morning,
    encourages Jack to go with
    her to collect the black box
    from her crashed spaceship-
    she wants to know what happened. He goes with her,
    without Vica knowing.
    After they retrieve it, Jack is
    knocked unconscious by a
    Scav and is transported to
    their lair. Jack awakens to find himself captured and
    tied to a chair, and the Scavs
    reveal themselves to be
    human, not the alien species
    that had invaded the Earth.
    The real aliens are the ones inside the Tet, and the drones
    are to kill any remaining
    humans. Beech (Morgan
    Freeman) asks Jack for his
    help, they have a Drone that
    they can use and reprogramme to kill the real
    alien species, but they cannot
    hack into it and Jack is a
    skilled Drone engineer. Jack
    refuses to start with, but
    then they show that they have also taken Julia
    hostage. He still hesitates, and
    so Beech releases them and
    tells Jack to go into the
    forbidden "radiation zone" to
    find out the truth, and see if it would change his mind.
    Their next stop is the Empire
    State buliding, where Jack
    leaves a message for Vica to
    let her know he's fine. On the
    balcony viewing area, Julia reminds Jack of who she
    really is. They were both
    from the Odessy, and she is
    his real wife, before he has
    his memory erased. He
    remembers, and they share an embrace. However, the
    ship that Jack flies has a
    camera, and Vica sees this.
    Jack and Julia go back to the
    cloud-house, and they
    witness Vica sending a message to Sally claiming
    that she and Jack are no
    longer an "effective team".
    This leads a drone to awaken
    from their house and kill her,
    and before it kills Jack too, Julia shoots it. They fly away
    onto Earth, being chased by
    three other Drones. In an
    attempt to destroy them,
    they fly into a lightning
    storm, and into a desert. There, Jack encounters a
    clone of himself (Jack 52) and
    they fight, wounding Julia in
    the process. Jack uses 52's
    plane to go to 52's cloud-
    house to collect a med-kit for Julia, and there he sees a
    clone of Vica. After saving
    Julia, they take refuge in the
    lake-house, and later decide
    to help the human resistance.
    Jack helps them to reprogramme the Drone, and
    using a bundle of fuel cells
    instead of one, makes it a
    nuclear weapon. However,
    during this time, Sally has set
    yet another three drones on Jack by tracing his DNA. The
    drones arrive and attack all
    of the humans, leaving few
    survivors. Beech is also
    mortally wounded, and the
    reprogrammed drone is no longer functional. The fuel
    cells remain intact though,
    and they decide the only
    way that they can kill the
    aliens is by taking the fuel
    cells into the Tet and blow it up. Julia realises that Sally
    would like to meet her, and
    decides to use this as a way
    of getting into the Tet. Jack
    drives his plane towards the
    Tet, with Julia in delta-sleep in the back. On the way, he
    listens to the black box that
    they had recovered from the
    Odessy, and it is revealed
    that Jack was once the pilot
    of the Odessy, Vica the co- pilot and Julia one of the
    members of the crew. They
    were told to check out the
    Tet by the real Sally, a NASA
    coordinator, to see if it
    exposed a threat to Earth sixty years ago. On the way,
    the Odessy began to
    accelerate towards the Tet
    and in order to keep Julia
    safe, Jack released the back
    shuttle, leaving only him and Vica heading towards the
    Tet. Jack, now at the Tet,
    enters it and finds millions of
    clones of himself and Vica.
    Sally is also only a large
    floating tri


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