Oblivion Movie Quotes

"Oblivion" movie quotes take viewers on a science-fiction adventure into a future Earth where mankind is all but exterminated. The action film was written and directed by Joseph Kosinski using an unpublished graphic novel from Radical Comics. "Oblivion" released in American theaters on April 19, 2013.

In "Oblivion," Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) works as a drone mechanic on a mission to repair equipment and gather the few remaining resources on Earth, a planet 60 years desolate after an alien attack forced all of its inhabitants to flee. Living from a hovering tower base above Earth with co-worker Victoria (Olga Kurylenko), Jack makes trips down to the planet to complete his work while Victoria remains at the base in touch with their commander, Sally (Melissa Leo).

On one day, near the end of their mission, Earth is attacked and pods, one of which contains a girl, Julia (Olga Kurylenko), rain down. Jack takes interest in Julia but is soon captured by the resistance forces stationed on Earth. Malcolm Beech (Morgan Freeman), the resistance leader interrogates Jack and reveals to him that his mission might not be what he believes it to be. This causes Jack to question everything and make a difficult choice on which side he really belongs.

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    The Thing Is to Die Well

    The Thing Is to Die Well
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    Jack Harper: "How can a man die better…"
    Sally: "You don't have to die, Jack. She doesn't have to die."
    Jack Harper: "Everybody dies, Sally. The thing is, to die well."

    Showing signs that he is deflecting from organization operating his mission, Jack talks to Sally, the leader of their space station, about the options they face. Sally mentions that they don't have to die while Jack sees death as inevitable but something that can be done well.
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    Earth Was Attacked

    Earth Was Attacked
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    Jack: "60 years ago Earth was attacked. We won the war but they destroyed half the planet. Everyone's been evacuated. Nothing human remains. Our job is security and drone maintenance. We're here for drone repair. We're the mop up crew."

    Jack provides an overview of the setting of the movie. The planet was attacked and is now desolate. He and his team were sent to Earth to recover any valuable minerals and repair drones, a somewhat depressing and lonely job.
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    Two More Weeks, Jack

    Two More Weeks, Jack
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    Jack: "This is Jack Harper. I'm good to go."
    Victoria: "Two more weeks, Jack, then we can finally leave and join the others. Don't take any chances."

    As Jack and Victoria near the end of their mission on Earth, Victoria asks Jack to play it safe through the conclusion of their duties. In case you haven't already guessed, things don't go as planned.
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    Time You Know the Truth

    Time You Know the Truth
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    Beech: "I've been watching you, Jack."
    Jack: "Who are you?"
    Beech: "The people you work for lied to you. They told you to found the fortress and soon you would join the others. It's time you know the truth."
    Jack: "How do you know my name?"
    Beech: "You're curious. What are you looking for in those books? Do they bring back old memories? Don't ask too many questions."

    After he is captured by Malcolm Beech, the leaders of the resistance, Jack learns that the job he thought he was doing for his crew is far from what is actually happening.
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    Miss a Place You've Never Been

    Miss a Place You've Never Been
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    Jack: "Is it possible to miss a place you've never been, to mourn a time you've never lived?"

    Jack becomes attached to the stories he reads in the books found on Earth and finds himself missing those tales despite never having actually lived them personally. This odd obsession puzzles even him.
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    Unidentified Impact

    Unidentified Impact
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    Victoria: "We have an unidentified impact. Jack, an object came down in 1-7."
    Jack: "Tower, we have got survivors. There are four, check it, five, survivors. They are human!"
    Victoria: "This is ordering you to return to tower… Jack?"
    Jack: "They're firing on survivors."

    Though the war is far over, Earth is attacked and objects shower down on the planet. Victoria orders Jack to flee but Jack is intrigued by what he finds, a girl.