New Oblivion Television Trailer

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By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | January 21, 2013 | Comments ()


A new shortened trailer for Oblivion premiered yesterday during football, and I'm talking about the science fiction film, not the look in Tom Brady's eyes.

Based on a graphic novel of the same name, the film was originally picked up by Disney, but once they insisted that it would have to be rated PG and everyone creatively involved insisted that it would strangle the story, the Mouse put the rights up for sale. So now we're getting a PG-13 release, which makes me yearn for a hard R science fiction film, but I'll take what I can get.

The film is set in the year 2073 after Earth has been nominally wrecked by aliens. The trailer informs us that this is a lie, and provides counter evidence in the guise of Morgan Freeman. Since Cruise is the protagonist he decides to disobey orders and help the scrappy underdogs instead, and then appears to be attacked by the bastard offspring of the Sentinels from The Matrix and early iMacs. Here's the trailer for your own perusal:

Given Cruise's involvement, I'm at least partially convinced that scientologists are being told that this is a documentary.

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  • BiblioGlow

    Reminds me of Minority Report a little bit. That Tom Cruise, always rebelling against strange futuristic societies that are based around lies...

  • April Pastorius Wise

    Aww. I was all excited thinking this had something to do with Elder Scrolls.

  • Brown

    I don't know. Maybe if they edited the cuts just a little faster I might be convinced of the epic impending doom.

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    It looks like it could be pretty, which is enough to at least get me into the theater. If the story is halfway good it'll be worth it.

  • BlackRabbit

    Somehow the baseball cap ruins my disbelief. Don't ask me why.

  • Romeo Cranberry

    i'm "disbelief" a good thing? and if it's ruined, does that mean you do believe?

  • Rocabarra

    Personally I find Tom Cruise to be the biggest reason for my disbelief.

  • Eva

    Agreed, it's specifically from our time, it doesn't click with the "futuristic society".

  • BiblioGlow

    I don't understand the nature of this objection. Do you assume a futuristic improvement to the baseball cap will be invented at some point? We've been wearing them since the late 1800s, they're not from 'our' time already.
    (I'm not as rude as this sounds; I just like nerdy conversations.)

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