Oblivion Trailer: A Sci-Fi Epic
The official trailer for Joseph Kosinski’s Sci-Fi epic Oblivion has popped up online, and it appears we’re at least in for a visually arresting film. The visual aesthetic reminds me a lot of the video game Portal and the movie Wall-E. I’m into the idea of floating cities and the appearance of a war-torn Earth set in the future. I always liked Tom Cruise as an actor, so I’m happy he’s still doing movies like this and I continue to find him relevant. The story seems a bit unexciting based off the trailer, but I’m sold on the visuals and action alone. I know TRON: Legacy has its detractors, but no one can deny how visually extraordinary that film ended up being which happens to be Kosinski’s strong suit.
The films also stars Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Melissa Leo, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The film is set for an exclusive IMAX release on April 12, 2013, with a wide release to follow on April 19. 2013.
Synopsis for Oblivion:
Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.
Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete.
Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.
Oblivion was shot in stunning digital 4K resolution on location across the United States and Iceland.
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