Trailer: Tom Cruise is the human Wall-E in 'Oblivion'
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‘Oblivion’ Trailer Answers The Question, ‘What If Tom Cruise Were WALL-E?’

By / 12.10.12

There are gays in there!

Universal has released the first full trailer for Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise and directed by Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy). Cruise stars as Jack Harper, one of the last people stationed on an abandoned Earth, where he repairs drones that strip the Earth of natural resources. So it’s like WALL-E if the goal was to continue pillaging the planet instead of fixing it. And, like WALL-E, he discovers an attractive feminine counterpart who changes everything.

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 (Olga Kurylenko) 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. [official synopsis]

That synopsis forgot to mention Morgan Freeman is in this, and he seems to be dressed like a Tusken Raider at some point. I’d lead with that, and with the fact that two Oscar winners (The Departed‘s William Monahan and Michael Arndt) polished the script. And with the fact that Tom Cruise’s WALL-E strips the planet of resources instead of repairing it. Take that, stupid Earth.

Check out the Oblivion trailer and two posters (one of them real) below. There’s also a shot-by-shot breakdown over at Bleeding Cool. Oblivion opens in select IMAX theaters next April 12th, then opens wide April 19th. The film is also being scored by M83, so if you’ve ever wanted to hunt hipsters in the dark of a theater, mark your calendars.

[Sources: The Playlist, The Film Stage, The Shiznit]

The Shiznit noticed this poster needed something:

Much improved.


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