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Cruise energetic as usual, but bland stretches temper sci-fi epic "Oblivion"

Friday, April 19, 2013
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“Oblivion” has aliens called Scavengers who dress like Sand People from “Star Wars”; round, red-eyed killer drones from “2001” and “Robocop”; a finale from “Independence Day”; and a director from “TRON: Legacy.” And Joseph Kosinski brought his blatting synthetic tubas score, used in the original “TRON” and in “Inception,” with him. That doesn’t make “Oblivion” a bad movie, just a familiar one — generic. ...

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