Tom Cruise Battles Flying Robot Orb Thingies in First Oblivion TV Spot

Tom Cruise in Oblivion (2013) Movie Image

If you were watching the AFC Championship game on FOX today, then you probably saw this new TV spot for the Tom Cruise sci-fi actioner “Oblivion” at least a dozen times or thereabouts. The film, from “Tron: Legacy” director Joseph Kosinski, has been long in the making, with Kosinski going the comic book route before he even got the film with Cruise int he lead off and running. Well it’s up and the only running it’s doing is toward a movie theater near you this April.

Check out the first TV spot for “Oblivion”, which packs in quite a lot of action for a spot that’s only around 40 seconds long (not counting credits). Of course, it would be nice if all of the action wasn’t just Tom Cruise shooting it out with floating robot orb thingies. And is it me, or does his rifle look really, really plastic-y and fake?

On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger 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.

“Oblivion” also stars Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo, Andrea Riseborough, and battles for Earth’s salvation (again) April 19, 2013.

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