|Source of story
||A graphic novel by Joseph Kosinski – actually never published but used to pitch the film to the studios
||Karl Gajdusek, Michael Arndt
||A lot of work was put into the glass tower habitat used by the technician and his controller and it is effective.
||Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo, Morgan Freeman
||After a war which has effectively destroyed the world a technician and a young woman, acting as his controller, maintain drones whose job is to eliminate aliens. They have had their memories erased, but he keeps getting flashbacks to a time before the conflict. When an escape pod from a NASA spacecraft lands with a number of survival pods on board, which a drone eliminates except for one containing a woman there are unanswered questions. Who is she and who is watching them and why has the drone killed the others?
||The technician spends time in the habitat, flies the helicopter like aircraft, mends drones and later has interaction with survivors. There are gunfights with the drones and a lot of flying about and travel across the devastated earth. There is one scene of a naked woman’s back, a bit of snogging and implied sex.
||I really enjoy a bit of technology. The flying machine and the habitat are great and the drones superb, devastatingly efficient and almost human in their responses. Having said that, the plot is a bit obscure and I and others had to resort to Wikipedia to find out what was going on. But still fun if you like TC films and dystopian futures.