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Tom Cruise Goes Back to War in New 'Oblivion' Trailer (watch!)

Sci-Fi Film Has It All: Aliens, Rebels and Hot Olga Kurylenko

Tom Cruise joins a rebellion in a new trailer for Oblivion.

Tom Cruise joins a rebellion in a new trailer for Oblivion.

Tom Cruise has a cushy job on earth repairing drones, but he just can’t leave well enough alone in a new trailer for his movie “Oblivion.” He gets drawn into a rebellion, but against whom? And for what reason? Nothing, apparently, is as it seems.

Cruise, 50, tackles another action-adventure fantasy movie in the Joseph Kosinski written and directed film.

Kosinski, who directed “Tron Legacy,” wrote the graphic novel by the same name on which the film is based. He said it pays homage to science fiction movies of the 1970s.

Judging by the trailer, the third to be released, the film has it all, from alien invasions to distinct political overtones.

The trailer lays out the movie’s premise; after a 60-year war against alien invaders, earth is ruined and humans are evacuating. Cruise’s character, Jack Harper, a former military man, is one of the few humans left on earth; he fixes drones that patrol the skies for warring aliens.

It’s cushy work in his insular world. He listens to music on an old phonograph and wiles away the time in a grassy glen next to a steam. “We won the war, but they destroyed half the planet,” he ponders. “It doesn’t seem right… now we have to leave.”

He’s right, it isn’t. All is not as it seems. Things begin to unravel when he discovers a woman, Julia Rusakova, played by former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko, in a UFO that has crash landed. Seems the humans have been duped.

A rebellion is underway, and Morgan Freeman, who plays resistance leader Malcolm Beech, reveals the big lie that convinces Jack to go to war. The film hits theaters April 12.

Footnote: New York City gets trashed again, Washington, too! They provide some of the backdrop for the movie.

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  • Raybob Williams

    Its so obvious what the plot is, the human did not win the war, men and women such as Cruise and his partners are POW brain washed to do the maintenance of the invader’s killing machine so they can wipe out the rest of humanity who is on the brink of extinction…A mix between the Terminator franchise and the Matrix franchise all smothered in new gen of FX, and gees I figured this out from wathcing 2 1/2 minutes of the movie… Oh well. That’s my 2 cents…

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