Stage actors have to concentrate on projecting their voice all the way to the balcony, and 80% of the audience is too far away to make out any facial details, which is why they usually put him in a cartoonishly huge hat so those of us squinting from the cheap seats can go “oh, it’s the baddie”. But for the film they saw the opportunity they had for variety, and seized it.
Oblivion is a great film. There, I said it. I am not even willing to soften it to “Oblivion has its moments” or “Oblivion was not nearly as bad as everyone said it was”.
In my humble opinion, Oblivion is the most underrated film to come out in the year 2013. And I am going to explain why that is. In detail, with with words.
Remember that month in 2018 where you couldn’t swing a dead Spider-Man around without hitting at least two hot takes on how some character other than Thanos was the reason half the universe was dead? Well, it’s time for my extremely unbiased opinions on whose fault it is that I have to sit through two movies of this bullshit.