Today sees the release of a second trailer for Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion, Back in December is when we got our first look at the film and now, with this second peek at the upcoming sci-fi movie, we get an even better look at the slick and polished world that Kosinski is preparing for us.
In addition to the new footage, we also get a better understanding of the plot and the conflict that will propel the story forward, which Tom Cruise finds himself in the middle of. It’s intriguing stuff, but given the fact that Kosinski made a bit of a mess out of his last film, Tron: Legacy, I’m going to remain cautiously optimistic here.
That being said, Cruise looks solid as always and the visuals seem impressive, given what we can see in the trailer at least. The post-apocalyptic Earth that Kosinski has created looks both beautiful and striking and despite coming off as a bit generic in terms of plot, I think the film will still be a strong entry into the sci-fi genre. Like I said above, Tron: Legacy was a bit messy but Kosinski is working with a better cast this time around and already this film is looking better than his last.
Oblivion will debut exclusively in IMAX theaters on April 12th, 2013 and in regular theatres a week later. Check out the new trailer, along with the plot synopsis, below and let us know what you think.
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.