Don’t worry, there are NO SPOILERS in this review. I think it would be pretty cruel to ruin it for someone who hasn’t seen it, especially for this kind of movie.
I will also keep this review short, as there is not much I can say without giving an important plot point away. So I will cover the basics……
This is a fresh and complex story. Honestly, I’m still confused about a lot of it, but I was confused through the whole movie………..but I think that was the point. There were so many moments in the movie than can only be described as “WTF Moments.” It is full of them, which I loved. It kept it interesting, rather than having a simple plot and just blowing crap up all the time to keep you awake. I actually had to use my brain and try to keep up so I didn’t miss anything.
As for the visuals…………..awesome. Special effects were great, cinematography was great, lighting was great, the sets were great. Great, great, great. The real winner of the movie was the soundtrack. Within the first two minutes of the movie I knew it would be good……………because of the music. (Downloading soundtrack now)
Tom Cruise is always pretty good in my opinion, so there are no surprises there. Andrea Riseborough is just phenomenal in everything and this is no exception. Olga Kurylenko was ok. She is basically just a pretty face who looks good when having to look weepy or scared. Morgan Freeman…………is the man, although I wish he had been in it more.
I can see how many people might hate this movie. It does get a little cheesy at moments, but I liked that the characters were human and realistic. Wouldn’t you want to survive to be with those you love? Or sacrifice for those you love? Fight for what is yours? There was a huge theme here about being human versus being a robot. Literally and figuratively.
But even if you are not into all that deep and emotional stuff, it is still a fun movie filled with action and suspense.
In short, if you liked movies like Tron: Legacy, Moon, the Terminator movies, and Prometheus…………then I bet you will like this one. I recommend it!