April 19, 2013
REVIEW: ‘Oblivion’ Reignites a Fading Star
I have to apologize to whomever was sitting within earshot of me at the Arclight Hollywood at the midnight screening of Les Misérables when it opened and I saw the trailer for Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion for the first time. I boomed, “Oh great, more Scientology bullshit.” From the look of the trailer, it seemed clear to me that Tom Cruise had finally hopped his last sofa and made his own Battlefield Earth, the stinker about a dystopian Earth based on Scientology myth that Cruise’s fellow cult member and non-Ghey John Travolta caused to be made back in 2000.
Sadly, this is not the case, and I say sadly because I had intended to have great fun slicing and dicing Oblivion,