Dutch Netflix just added the movie Oblivion and even though it’s a typical Tom Cruise movie, I watched it immediately and you should too if you’re remotely interested in the topics of this magazine. For the following three reasons:
1. Dilapidated landmarks
Oblivion pictures the world in the year 2077 as a deserted planet where all cities have completely vanished but a few landmarks that live on as dilapidated structures.
MetLife Stadium. In the movie is has a sign that reads “Home of the 2017 World Champions”. It’s not clear if this concerns the Giants or the Jets. If the 2014-2015 season anything to go by, neither one of them seems likely to win the Superbowl in 2017.
Most of the city seems to have been buried in dirt, except for one skyscraper canyon.
2. Really cool sky villa’s
The protagonist, a drone fixing mechanic played by Tom Cruise, lives in a stylish sky villa on stilts with his wife. Good luck Mr. Engineer getting your stability right. And indeed: no elevator. That’s what the heli-jet is for.
#3 Really big things get blown up.
bonus: getting your skyscraper projects right.
Oblivion was released in 2013, but some of the flashbacks show New York City, as we know it, in 2017. However, while shooting the film the new One World Trade Center was still under construction knowing it would be finished in 2014. Nothing a bit of CGI cannot fix though.