When I said that I was interested in seeing Oblivion back in April, many of my friends responded with a variant of “just watch Wall-E again and give less money to Scientology.” Which ended up being advice that I followed. I ended up watching it anyway when I got the chance and… well. At first I saw it as Wall-E. Then I saw it as Wall-E as done by Phillip K. Dick. And *THEN*… well, we’re getting into spoiler territory so I’ll rot13 it… gura V gubhtug V jnf jngpuvat gur byq Fnz Ebpxjryy syvpx Zbba (vs lbh unira’g frra vg, lbh fubhyq frr vg), naq gura V ernyvmrq gung V jnf jngpuvat gur Svanyr gb Fnvag Ryfrjurer. Znlor Gur Jvmneq bs Bm.
Which leads me to say that this is a movie that is spoilable not because it is bad but because it is good. Sure, it draws on movies that have come before it but each of those little scenes comes across more as “tribute” than “rip off”.
I was pleasantly surprised by the movie… and that’s taking into account the fact that I wanted to see it anyway.
So… what are you reading and/or watching?