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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Tom Cruise Battles to Save Mankind in the the New Trailer for the Sci-Fi Thriller, "Oblivion"

I'm really hoping that Tom Cruise, one of my favorite actors, doesn't fall into the Nicholas Cage trap--a good actor who does about 900 strictly mediocre movies a year. But, as a hardcore Tom Cruise fan, I still continue to support his film choices. The latest one being Oblivion, a sci-fi thriller co-starring Morgan Freeman.

Judging by the trailer, Oblivion looks like a Prometheus spinoff, looking for life's answers on a desolate planet. But here's the official synopsis (from Collider):

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 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.

Freeman plays Malcolm Beech, the leader of the human resistance on Earth.

So they are actually on a Earth, a barely recognizable one at that. But a more alarming fact found in that description is that the director of Tron: Legacy is behind this?! And with that realization, my expectations have plummeted to the lowest level possible, Nicholas Cage level. I still remain hopeful...

What say you?

Oblivion hits theaters April 19th, 2013.


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