We briefly discussed Oblivion starring Tom Cruise on the latest episode of the RopeofSilicon podcast and I mentioned how I just got this impression there wasn't much excitement for the film out there. I've seen the trailers all over television and Universal has done a great job keeping it in the news cycle each week as we approach its April 19 release date, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's gained the attention of the general public.
Personally, I'm a huge fan of Cruise and will turn up for anything he stars in, but even I have to look on with a raised eyebrow considering it's a film directed by Joseph Kosinski whose TRON: Legacy was hardly a quality piece of cinematic storytelling as much as it was an excuse to spend money on a whole bunch of computer generated whatnots and thingamajigs.
However, as much as I try and avoid trailers, I have managed to not necessarily see the TV spots for Oblivion, but I have heard Morgan Freeman's voiceover within them and the story is intriguing and one I'm interested in seeing.
The film finds Cruise playing Jack Harper, one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth, but his life chances when he rescues a beautiful stranger (Olga Kurylenko) 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.
Like Prometheus, Oblivion used the Icelandic landscape for its futuristic look and today you have a chance to watch four clips from the film and listen to the film's complete score from the French band M83.
I have included everything directly below. Give it a listen and leave your thoughts in the comments.