Less than an hour ago I watched the movie Oblivion. It's the one with Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman in it. Tom's character was called Jack and since I don't think Morgan Freeman's character has a name I'll just address him by the actor.
The movie takes place in a post apocalyptic Earth after an alien attack. These aliens, called "Scavs" are believed to be still working on Earth and destroying human drones. The drones are built for two jobs. Destroy the Scavs and to protect these power plants that convert sea water into fusion energy that powers an off planet Human colony on Titan (one of Saturn's moons). The main character, Jack is assigned to repair any damaged drones. Later a human ship crashes to Earth and all the people inside are killed with the exception of one person from along ago who was Jack's wife. This all leads to him finding out that the aliens he has been hunting are really humans, that the colony he wants to return to is a lie, and that he's one of several clones of a once living Jack who was assigned with making first contact with the aliens as soon as they arrived. At the end of the film, he blows up the alien ship and saves humanity.
My main thoughts on the film was that it was....sort of alright. I didn't find anything too spectacular about the film itself but nothing too terrible either. In other words, it did its job and nothing more. My biggest complaint though was the length of the film. The runtime was two hours but it felt like three thanks to many shots of just characters looking in the camera and many filler scenes. Still, the film set everything up, gave the characters conflict, made the characters likable in one way or another, and tied everything together...well mostly but I'll get to that later.
Things I liked-
The landscape/effects: I know basing a movie on its effect is pants on head retarded but personally I love futuristic technology, post apocalyptic landscapes, and the lore behind both of them and the movie had it all.
The flashbacks-Way too many of them but there is one thing the film did that I liked. Throughout the film when Jack did have flashbacks (usually in dreams) they'd be in black and white. This was because he still didn't understand what was going on in them and to him were little more than dreams. When he discovered the truth and that those dreams actually happened and that the girl in them was actually his wife the flashbacks were then shown in color to represent clarity. It was a little thing but I still liked it.
Morgan Freeman-Enough said
The "Scavs"-Basically a bunch of scavengers who were assumed to be aliens before revealed to be surviving members of the human race and the good guys. The movie was able to keep that fact secret long enough to make one of my complaints work out in the end.
Things I didn't like/logic failures:
The drones attack humans. How didn't he catch on?: There's a few scenes in the movie where Jack has to say his name and what crew number he is to the drones pointing their guns at him. Apparently with everything else the drones are indiscriminate as evident by them attacking the scavs and Jack having to shoo away a dog before one of the drones woke up. Now up until the middle of the film, Jack assumed that the drones were only there to attack aliens so why didn't he question the fact that he has to state his name or that they'd attack dogs. Wouldn't the drones be programmed to specifically attack aliens or in the very least, not to attack humans? It was revealed that they were designed to attack all humans unless they're one of the alien operatives (Jack) but he never questioned why.
Sally-At Jack's home base he and his teammate are able to contact this woman they assume is on another planet named Sally. Sally as it turns out is a recording of a once living person used by aliens but they didn't know that until later. Her basic mission is to give them orders and ask if they think they're an "excellent" team (A drone is programmed to kill them if they say they aren't). Many times in the film Jack and his partner ask her to send in more resources for the drones because they're being wiped out. The drones job is to protect these power plants in the ocean that convert water into energy that's supposed to power a (fake) human colony on another planet (They are used by the aliens though). Take note that these power plants are supposed to be the only things keeping that colony alive. So when the characters ask for resources, she dilly dallies, says she will, and apparently doesn't send anything. It's odd that the characters aren't more demanding and she isn't more willing since those drones are supposed to be essential to human survival/the alien's mission. Wouldn't she be more willing to send resources to give the drones armor to protect apparently the most important things on Earth and something that's in her best interest?
It's Independence Day: Characters fly up into the alien mothership carrying a bomb with the intention to blow it up.They manage to get inside and the aliens don't scan the ship (though they do question Jack some) to make sure both occupants are part of their team (Jack was stowing away Morgan Freeman's character). When they arrive, they detonate the mothership and because of that, all the remaining alien technology is destroyed/rendered open for attack and the humans are left in the remains of their lost civilization.
It's Moon: A character is assigned to do a mission for a set number of years before he's able to return to the rest of humanity on what's supposed to be an empty world (in this case, no other humans). He is filled with false memories of his past or at least doesn't know the full story. Later that character finds out that he's not the only him and that there's several clones ready to replace him when he dies and that returning home means that he would die since that was a lie the entire time.
The Moon doesn't do that: The aliens in the film destroyed the Moon which caused Earthquakes and massive floods. While the sea would be affected, New York wouldn't end up completely underground with only the tip of the Empire State Building sticking out.
This is all I can think of for now. If I have anything else to say I'll post them in the comments.