New ‘Oblivion’ Trailer Reveals More of the Ruined Earth

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Following in the footsteps of movies such as The Matrix and Dark City, Oblivion has promised a dose of high-concept mystery to go along with its relentless science-fiction action. Jack Harper is a combat-drone repairman, hanging out on an abandoned, devastated Earth sixty years after a brutal alien invasion. Events conspire to convince Jack that not only are his employers lying to him – they may in fact be hiding the terrifying secret behind the war that drove humanity from its home world.

Oblivion  is directed by Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy). The film stars Tom Cruise (Jack Reacher), Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises), Olga Kurylenko (Seven Psychopaths), Andrea Riseborough (Never Let Me Go), and Melissa Leo (Flight).

You can check out two new Oblivion posters below:


Oblivion Poster 1 280x170 New Oblivion Trailer Reveals More of the Ruined Earth

Oblivion Poster 2 280x170 New Oblivion Trailer Reveals More of the Ruined Earth

There’s not much actual new footage in this latest preview, which instead opts for expanding on themes hinted at in previous trailers. We see and hear more of the increasingly sinister Sally, the representative of the (supposed) humans-in-exile employing Jack’s mop-up team. Less is said of the strange memories plaguing Jack and more of his attachment to the Earth, blasted and lifeless though it is.

Speaking of which, this trailer features some more of those great sustained shots of the ruined Earth. Even if the much-speculated “big twist” behind Oblivion‘s plot fizzles, we can at least acknowledge that Kosinski has crafted a rather striking post-apocalyptic world. Hopefully, it will be one worth exploring.


Oblivion will descend into theaters on April 12th, 2013.

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  1. Looks good

  2. cant wait for this.

  3. Movie looks really good. Can’t wait.

  4. Aw, wow, I guess I didn’t notice before, how the girl he was working with cries as she reports that “they are not an effective team.” And the scene they showed for the first time in this trailer of her claiming that she doesn’t want to know, makes me want to see the movie more. I thought it was going to be a typical “These people are bad, the main guy was duped” story, but it appears that there’s more to it, that even though she betrays him, she didn’t want to. Hm… the plot thickens…

    • watched the movie in thailand…lol a week before you guys hehehe sorry

      but its quite good. not super awesome though.i wont reveal anything, but i will suggest this: watch it on imax and not standard…i dont think it will be as enjoyable at all if you watch it on standard cinema…

      tom plays good. the story is not at all what the trailers say…the music is outstanding, although some scenes dont need that epic tone of music (unessential)

      enjoy your envy :)

  5. I think the aliens actually won the war and destroyed most of earth. Jack is one of them and they hide that from him for some reason. the people on the planet are actually the last humans.

    I’m just sayin:)

    • may be he wad cloned by aliens and be made to believe that humans won the war

    • From what’s in the trailers and what we know of the plot I’d say that is a distinct posibility.

      Aliens won, there’s an underfround resistance, the drones are actually there to hunt humans not left overs from the strike force and the aliens have a “stock” of humans in cryo to maintain the drone force so if one team breaks down they can kill and replace. “No we are not a good team” from trailer.

      That’s why Olga turns up in a cryo tube she’s been freed by the resistance specifically as she has a connection to Cruise which the resistance what to exploit to reverse the mind wipe they get given before they get assigned to the station.

      The plot is gonna be by the nnumbers, this is gonna sell on the visuals (both devestated earth and the iPod Tech – white, clean and plastic) and the inevitable action, guns and boom.

      I’m looking forward to it and so’s the wife (go figure) so make of that what you will….

    • Yes donething along those lines. Kinda like an outer limit ep. Big twist/reveal at the end.

  6. I hate it when I can figure out the movie just by watching a trailer.

    And because I am not a Tom Cruise fan I guess this is a netflix watch at most.

    To bad I was hoping to give Kozinski another shot, after what he did to Tron and all…

  7. As VFX continues to excel the more desensitized, we, the viewers become. Why is everyone trying to figure out the story. This looks interesting, plain and simple. Since when is it cool to know the outcome of a film before it’s even completed. Damn I wish I was 5 again, hopefully the films of 2013 will grant me that wish.

  8. bahhh….quicktime…! curses!

    • @Gary

      Do what I always do, go to youtube, search for it, and use the filter to only show results posted recently.

  9. Looks s I can’t wait. This might just be the year for sci-fiweet.

  10. Looks Great! Definitely seeing this. But they should try not to show so much in the trailer………….leave something for the movie!

  11. it looks like it might be like the film ‘moon’