MOVIE SYNOPSIS:“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.”
As the world prepares to hurtle into Oblivion in April – odds are I will simply wander into the cinema, choc-top icecream and water in hand and sit down calmly in my seat but that doesn’t sound anywhere near as dramatic as hurtling – the promotional poster and trailers continue apace.
The latest trailer gives us some more insight into the character played by Tom Cruise, Jack Harper who goes from dissatisfied drone man, with vivid dreams of another life he is sure he lived once, via one of those great existential journeys of self-discovery that characters he plays often seem to go on (think Minority Report or War of the Worlds where he emerges a better man after a searing ordeal), to the man who holds the entire fate of the human race in his well-worn hands.
With vivid visuals – the film was shot on location in Iceland and the US – and crackling good storyline thanks to director John Kosinki who is responsible for the graphic novel on which the film is based, this is looking more and more like one of the must see films of what is increasingly looking like a high-quality sci-fi film year.
Oblivion opens around the world in April this year.