13th April 2013
Regardless of how you may feel about Tom Cruise, and the fact that this could very well be the 10 or so time he's had to save the world single-handedly, there is no denying the incredible visual scope of the film. That is not to say however that the film is all bells and no whistles. The acting from all of the cast was fantastic, especially the relationship between Cruise and Zoe Bell. The only actor who's performance let the team down slightly was Olga Kurylenko- never giving more than 'happy' or 'shocked' faces, but apart from that slight disappointment (and I stress only slight) there was little cliche or unbelievable performances to be seen. As I previously mentioned the film looks fantastic, and is one of the few in which you forget that you're looking at brilliantly rendered digital environments, and just enjoy what you're seeing as though it were real. Similarly there is a fantastic zero-g scene which although brief rivals that of Inception. In closing, watch this and be transported into another world. One which is believable and fleshed out. Sure it might borrow from almost every sci-fi out there as some have criticized, but I see these more as homages rather than rip-offs. Although some you will spot from a mile off, some of the plot twists will literally slap you in the face they're so huge, and there are several twists to keep your attention along the way. Once again, check this one out.