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14 February 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: IMP Awards

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It may sound like a Calvin Klein eau de toilette, but Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion is a Tom-Cruise-in-orbit epic that smells of nothing more than sweaty spacesuits, grime and the heady whiff of Asimov-inspired science fiction. The movie has a new trailer and you can watch right here, right now.










Cruise's first sci-fi foray since War Of The Worlds pitches him onto a blasted Earth, both scarred by a conflict with an alien power. As a worker called Jack Harper, he's tasked with a monotonous maintenance job repairing broken drones on the blasted landscape.

Since everything he knows, or thinks he knows, has been passed down from faceless powers at the other end of a remote receiver, he takes his role - and life - on trust. But who can he trust? Judging by this trailer, absolutely nobody; although Olga Kurylenko's mysterious beauty - a flashback from a distant past - is shaping up to play Eve to Cruise's Wall-E as things rapidly fall apart.


Thinky and thunderous, there's plenty to get your teeth into here. There's also a freshness to Kosinski's pod designs that makes us hope they'll come out in nano and shuffle.

Oblivion is out on April 12.


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I keep thinking this is an Elder Scrolls game and then am very disappointed when I see its not. And Tom Cruise is involved. More

Posted by TheUKCrazyhorse at 12:45 on 15 February 2013 | Report This Post

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isn't it all a bit matrixy? More

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looks cool stylish design etc More

Posted by durelius at 20:23 on 14 February 2013 | Report This Post

impressed!
really impressive trailer..cruise seems to have picked another cracking sci fi flick(after minority report,not war of the worlds)looking forward to this along with after earth,elysium,gravity and enders game! More

Posted by darktrain at 19:18 on 14 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Looks good to me
L: Shifty Bench I think it looks pretty good. Second film in a row in which Cruise plays someone called Jack. Coincidence? Yes, of course it is, don't be daft. o it isn't. It's the second part of Cruise's "Jack -er" trilogy. More

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RE: Looks good to me
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well...
Don't care what the naysayers nay say, this looks great. Plus Tron Legacy was a fine film too and the visual flourishes show in this trailer too... More

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