Kurt expressed his hatred for the one-sheet for Oblivion the other day. Too Inceptionish. Maybe too Prometheusish, as it was pointed out in the comments. Of course, as we all know though, the quality of the poster as portrayed by an out-of-touch marketing team does not necessarily dictate the quality of a film.
When Oblivion was first announced, I was excited/worried that it was an adaptation of the Elder Scrolls game. When I discovered that it was instead an adaptation of a sci-fi graphic novel (of which director Joseph Kosinski also wrote) and was going to star Tom Cruise, I registered it as “keep an eye on it,” but despite my love of sci-fi and my usual enjoyment of Tom Cruise, I haven’t gone out of my way to pay attention to its development.
The story follows a drone repairman (Cruise) on the supposedly uninhibited earth who rescues a mysterious woman (Kurylenko), which leads him into discovering some sort of intergalactic conspiracy. The trailer is uninspiring, although one can assume it will be a stellar IMAX experience, regardless of the quality of the movie itself. For now, I remain indifferent.
Directed by Kosinski (Tron: Legacy), co-written by William Monahan (The Departed) and starring Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo, and Zoë Bell, the movie will be released in IMAX on on April 12, 2013 with a traditional theatrical release the following weekend.
What do you think of the trailer?