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Reel Critics: 'Oblivion' a thinking man's thriller
Big-budget science-fiction movies are often vehicles for selling toys to kids and merchandise to adult fans. But there was a time when these films offered compelling visions of a strange future far beyond conventional thinking. "Forbidden Planet" in 1956, Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" in 1968 and "Blade Runner" in 1982 broke new ground in the genre.
By John Depko and Susanne Perez
April 25, 2013