The last trailer for Joseph Kosinski‘s Oblivion offered very little beyond showing Tom Cruise flying around in a ship that looks like the Ambiguously Gay Duo penis car, and that was a wise move. We were able to process the film’s setting, marvel at the special effects and get all the Wall-E jokes out of our system. This time around, we’re treated to the film’s actual plot.
Tom Cruise stars as a drone repairman who lives in orbit with his wife. By day, he helps clean up the surface of a dead Earth and eliminate the alien beasts that still inhabit it. His life is shaken up when he begins to experience visions of a woman he’s never met, and is pulled into a conspiracy when that mystery woman arrives on Earth via escape pod.
It looks like it combines elements from several existing science fiction films. Except Battlefield Earth. Scientology learned their lesson with that one.