For some reason it seems I like Tom Cruise. Â Not Tom Cruise the person because I haven’t sat down with him for coffee but Cruise the actor is honestly pretty good. Â I like Science Fiction as well which makesÂ Oblivion a movie worth talking about. Â 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. Â If you are a reader however, this is the movie for you because books play a major role. Â Yay, books! Â 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. Â 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,Â Oblivion,Â 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 becauseâ€¦wellâ€¦it is science fiction. Strangely enough, I am also a fan of Tom Cruise. Â I recently watched him inÂ Jack Reacher, and it delivered a solid experience even though it teetered on the edge of the soul-sucking abyss a few times. Â OblivionÂ 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 onÂ The Humanist Lens….continue readingÂ