[The movie] is the most incoherent piece of storytelling I’ve seen in years and had me crying, “What? What?” over the din of the explosions. It was Wikipedia’s Oblivion entry that spelled out what was going on in the final flashback. And a few but not all of my complaints were answered on an imdb.com board in which posters argued over whether the problem was our lack of attention spans or atrocious screenwriting. I can’t speak for others but I’ve sat through many three-hour Romanian allegories with no complaint.
Image of Olga Kurylenko and Tom Cruise in Oblivion via Radical Studios