fanboy president greg b’s movie review for afropunk: oblivion

April 19, 2013

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s FANBOYYYYY PRESIDENT. What’s going on my fellow movie goers?. I was treated to an advance movie screening of “Oblivion” courtesy of last week. Now I’ll be the first to admit, I thought this movie was nothing more than a futuristic “Top Gun” and I couldn’t have been more wrong.

The synopsis of the movie is a veteran assigned to extract Earth’s remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself. The main character Jack is a typical gung ho character for Tom Cruise, but I wanted to see how would Morgan Freeman fit into this movie. All I have to say is Mr. Freeman in ghetto vernacular terms you are a “G” and your “swag” is not only on point, but ridiculous. My fellow movie goers, I saw this movie in IMAX and definitely recommend that you do the same because it will make you appreciate Mr. Freeman’s performance even more. As I sat there munching on my M&M’s, every time Mr. Freeman spoke he reminded me of famed musician Isaac Hayes in some strange way. Putting aside Mr. Freeman’s great display of thespianism, the movie’s special effects were extraordinary and constant plot twists kept me wanting more. 

I did take away a subliminal message away from “Oblivion” though, which can relate to people living in urban areas. When you’re a guy sporting a Yankee fitted, slinging his piece around, constantly being watched by his side chick, and always looking over his shoulder, you don’t have “Oblivion” … no … you have the hood. If you’re into sci-fi
then this is a great movie and future DVD purchase. Until next time, if you own a bike or motorcycle and leave it unchained in the hood, it’s going to get taken (spoiler alert).

FANBOY PRESIDENT GREG B is an actor and former T.V. Show host. With more than ten years of entertainment industry experience, Greg B joined the AFROPUNK writing team to make sure weekly movie allowances are well spent.