Joseph Kosinski‘s upcoming science fiction action flick Oblivion has been marketed pretty poorly over at Universal. The first two trailers weren’t complete shit, but they were borderline terrible due to the quick cutting and constant money shot reveal without ever actually hinting at the film’s story.
Tom Cruise films tend to do that in the trailers, but occasionally they get released and end up being pretty good. See: Jack Reacher.
Oblivion doesn’t have that same simplistic vibe that made Reacher work, but it does show a lot of possibilities as to where it could go. I’m doubting the TRON: Legacy director has a certified hit on his hands, but it could be something that’s for once more character driven. I’d love to see a sci-fi film with a little scope, but still a brain attached somewhere.
Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko and Melissa Leo also star.
Oh and M83 scored the film, so that’s one thing to look forward to if the actual film implodes on itself.
Check out this third theatrical trailer and let me know what you think in the comments below:
Oblivion opens on April 19th, 2013.