Movie Oblivion (starring Tom Cruise & Morgan Freeman)

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How?? He compared being away from his family for MONTHS AT A TIME, to someone who in the military who can be away from their family for months at a time. That was it. I even went back and found the TMZ article. That was the only comparison he made.

Lawyer: "Now, your counsel has publicly equated your absence from Suri for these extended periods of time as being analogous to someone fighting in Afghanistan. Are you aware of that?"

Cruise: "I didn't hear the Afghanistan, but that's what it feels like, and certainly on this last movie, it was brutal. It was brutal."

Tom is asked, "Do you believe the situations [being in a movie and fighting a war in Afghanistan] are the same?" Tom replies, "Oh come on." Fields says that clearly means "of course not."
 

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How?? He compared being away from his family for MONTHS AT A TIME, to someone who in the military who can be away from their family for months at a time. That was it. I even went back and found the TMZ article. That was the only comparison he made.

Soldiers have NO communication with family for months at a time, with a few getting satellite call privileges if they aren't in the field. This mutli-multi millionaire can talk to his child anytime he wants, can charter a plane and see his kid anytime he wants. He is exaggerating, and full of shit

Basically acting in a courtroom to get people to side with him.
 

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I watched it last night on HBO. It was much better than what I expected from the trailer. I really expected another ho-hum sci-fi movie, but I have to say I actually enjoyed it.

The one negative: at first, they make the Scavs seem very inhuman in the way that they move. Some appeared to be running on all fours or just having very inhuman movements. I thought they tried a little too hard to hide the fact that they were indeed humans.
 

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I watched it last night on HBO. It was much better than what I expected from the trailer. I really expected another ho-hum sci-fi movie, but I have to say I actually enjoyed it.

The one negative: at first, they make the Scavs seem very inhuman in the way that they move. Some appeared to be running on all fours or just having very inhuman movements. I thought they tried a little too hard to hide the fact that they were indeed humans.

Those scavs reminded me of Portal, and that AI thing at the end.
 

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Soldiers have NO communication with family for months at a time, with a few getting satellite call privileges if they aren't in the field. This mutli-multi millionaire can talk to his child anytime he wants, can charter a plane and see his kid anytime he wants. He is exaggerating, and full of shit

Basically acting in a courtroom to get people to side with him.



I know this is an old post, but I want to take the opportunity to point out the inaccuracy of your statements. I served for 13 years active duty, and a total coming up on 16 years including reserve time this coming February. I have been on multiple combat deployments and many more non-combat deployments to 3rd world countries from periods of a few months to a few years. Some of those include Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, Philippines, East Timor, etc, etc, etc. I speak from a place of experience when I say that even back in the late 90's us military personnel deployed overseas have had pretty decent access to communications back home. In virtually every place I have traveled while under orders, I have had enough access to call back home at least twice a week, if I felt like it. Hell, nowadays soldiers have their own local cell phones in Afghanistan and can literally text directly back home at any time they want. Calls are a bit expensive, but still quite manageable.

I don't have any qualms with a father having compared his job making him travel away from his child for months at a time to that of a military service-member having done a similar thing. From a parental aspect alone, I feel it is the same thing; and I believe that is what Tom Cruise was speaking toward in his deposition. Analogizing the similarities between two related things in order to offer a more clear context of familial struggles and actually claiming them to be one and the same are worlds apart.
 
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