Review Roundup - Wasteland

OBLIVION (2013)

This is a tough one as it has all the hallmarks of something that should come together nicely. But the resulting movie is something I have a near total lack of enthusiasm for. The electronic music group M83 is on board to do a score, sci-fi artist Andree Wallin is involved to create some neat concepts, and the director is fresh from Tron Legacy to improve on his work.

On paper it sounds like a good plan right. But it was not to be. Joseph Kosinkis's last film had a lot going for it but kind of hit that weird middle ground between classy popcorn thrill ride and slick but hollow spectacle. This on the other hand is somehow even more less involving than CLU's disco world which had more overall entertainment value.