A solitary drone repairman working on a war-ravaged planet Earth becomes humanity's last hope for survival in this ambitious sci-fi epic from Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes producer Peter Chernin. In the distant future, Earth has been decimated by an intergalactic battle against an alien race known as the Scavs. The majority of mankind has been evacuated, leaving just a few solitary drone repairmen remaining on the planet's surface. Their job is simple -- stand guard over the ruins of a once-great empire by patrolling the skies, and ensuring the drones continue to function. Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is nearing the end of his mission to extract resources essential to the survival of the human race when he witnesses a spacecraft fall from the sky. Upon investigating, Jack discovers the capsule contains a mysterious woman. With mission control watching his every move from high up above the clouds, Jack embarks on a spectacular adventure that will not only challenge everything he's been taught about mankind's most defining battle, but perhaps alter the entire course of human history as well. Olga Kurylenko and Morgan Freeman co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
This was actually a lot better than I expected. I don't care much for Tom Cruise normally, but the plot was engaging and so were his co-stars. It was a great story and good special effects/space vehicles.
Very good movie. I was unsure if it would be good when I went into the theater, and was really impressed. Great storyline and characters, very entertaining all the way through. It also has really great CG, very real looking and not cartoonish like you see in alot of movies such as The Avengers.
I'd like to rent it someday from here yet in my que of 68 DVD's on my 3 out at a time unlimited CONTRACT terms are violated and nothing is ever sent out as Dish can not meet current obligations yet keeps adding members. Canceling soon so not concerned about this review not being liked. This review is just as good as someone saying "It was pretty good."
The only reason I watched the entire movie was because I didn't know the person I went to the theater with was as bored as I was. It's a very long movie and there is virtually no action until the last half hour or so, and the plot isn't interesting enough to make up for it.
The fact that it was in the local budget theater a month after release should have been a tip off.