Oblivion movie posterWhy did “Oblivion” score only a 58% at RottenTomatoes.com? It’s a great movie. I mean, it’s post-apocalyptic, for one thing. Big bonus points for that. Fantastic CGI, of course. Pretty darn interesting story, too. Well-rounded, sympathetic characters, surprise twist at the … oh, excuse me. You saw it coming, didn’t you? You’ve seen “Total Recall” and “Blade Runner” and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and every episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” that involves the Borg so you totally knew how the movie was going to end.

Fine. Please drop me a line the next time you see a movie that has no thematic precedent, because that will be an all-caps, bold-faced red letter day.

(Condolences on your suspension of disbelief disorder, by the way. I sometimes suffer from that myself.)

While we’re on the subject, though, did you notice how neatly the movie translates our groupthinky “threat level” mentality? I’m talking about the “radiation zone” and “scav” thing. Evildoers and whatnot. Pretty topical, huh? No?