Oblivion (2013)

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Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

Film Overview
The 2013 film "Oblivion" is a thrilling science fiction movie directed by Joseph Kosinski. The film stars Tom Cruise, who plays Jack Harper, a drone repair service technician and previous Marine commander. The story is set in the year 2077, sixty years after a war with extraterrestrial invaders, known as Scavengers (Scavs), devastated Earth and forced mankind to relocate to Saturn's moon, Titan.

Plot Summary
Jack and his partner Victoria "Vika" Olsen (Andrea Riseborough) reside in a raised base as they work to repair drones that safeguard the huge ocean-fueled power stations from scavengers. This is done to generate power for the making it through human colonies. Their memories have been cleaned five years prior to prevent any essential security leakages, with Jack only having unclear imagine a life prior to the war. His emotional ties to Earth and curiosity about the scavengers make him question the objective.

One day, a pre-war spacecraft crashes in the world, and Jack finds a hibernation pod with a strange lady named Julia (Olga Kurylenko) from his dreams. The amnesiac Julia has codes to a nuclear-armed drone, which she uses to secure Jack from a scavenger attack. From then onwards, Jack begins to reveal tricks about his objective, humanity's expected enemy, and his personal history with Julia.

Key Themes and Twists
"Oblivion" delves into philosophical themes of identity, memory, and deception. It exposes important twists, showing that the scavengers are not intruders after all, however human beings led by the pre-war astronaut Malcolm Beech (Morgan Freeman). The genuine enemy is Sally (Melissa Leo), the Tet, for whom Jack and Vika work.

In a stunning turn of events, Jack finds several clones of himself and Vika, all produced by the Tet for Earth's destruction and human annihilation. Jack likewise discovers that Julia is his other half, and their memories were cleaned when they were recorded by the Tet. The scavengers work to counteract the Tet and salvage the Earth, and they seek Jack's assistance in their cause.

Climax and Resolution
In the end, Jack chooses to assist the scavengers by providing one of the Tet's drone power cells, utilized as a bomb. Impersonating clone 52, he secures clearance to enter the Tet and detonate the bomb by hand, sacrificing himself to ruin the Tet, protecting humanity's future in the world.

The movie ends with Julia, who is pregnant with Jack's child, conference another Jack clone (52) when he saves them and the other remaining survivors. They reside quietly in the world, continuing their lives with Jack's recollected memories and hopes of a born-again Earth.

"Oblivion" is a thought-provoking film that communicates humanity's struggle in an alien-overrun world, where past lives hold the secret to the future. With its gripping story, outstanding performances, and visually stunning scenes, it offers an atmospheric dystopian view that resonates with viewers, staying suspenseful up until the very end.

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