Friday, December 07, 2012

Speaking of 'Oblivion'

I'm liking what I'm seeing. Directed by Joseph Kosinski, who did a nice job with 'Tron: Legacy'. With Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman. Good, good.

The poster rolled out this morning and looking at it I noticed how the building(s) look like older NYC skyscrapers. The classics from the early to mid 20th century.

See what I mean? Look at the one on the right.

Turns out that not only looks like one of the old NYC buildings, it is exactly like one. One of the best known. It's just like the Empire State Building.

See what I mean?

(Photo by Richard Drew/AP)

Looking at the logline:

  • A court martial sends a veteran soldier to a distant planet, where he has to destroy the remains of an alien race. The arrival of an unexpected traveler causes him to question what he knows about the planet, his mission, and himself.  

So... It's a 'distant planet' with an 'alien race' yet there is a building that's an exact copy of the Empire State Building. Or, perhaps, more interestingly, it's the original. That is, the building in NYC was built after the one on the distant planet.

'Oblivion' is looking like it might have a story with a little traction. Yes, yes. Good, good.


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