For some reason it seems I like Tom Cruise. Not Tom Cruise the person because I haven’t sat down with him for coffee but Cruise the actor is honestly pretty good. I like Science Fiction as well which makes Oblivion a movie worth talking about. It didn’t get much applause in the theatre but I think a movie like this involves a little more thought and doesn’t have as many things blowing up so the masses passed it by. If you are a reader however, this is the movie for you because books play a major role. Yay, books! Here is an article I wrote for The Humanist Lens, a site dedicated to exploring the themes of humanism, religion and culture and the need for a reexamination of the roots of Western society. Education is one of our major topics and a movie like Oblivion has some decent commentary on the subject as well…and Ser Jamie Lannister is in it! Cool right!
The latest Hollywood sci-fi film, Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise, has just arrived on dvd. While I had a passing interest to see it in the theatre, it was on my watch list because…well…it is science fiction. Strangely enough, I am also a fan of Tom Cruise. I recently watched him in Jack Reacher, and it delivered a solid experience even though it teetered on the edge of the soul-sucking abyss a few times. Oblivion was one step better, and while it did not garner top-notch film reviews, the story asks questions about what it means to be human. Hence, this review on The Humanist Lens….continue reading