Will Tom Cruise prove his stardom with 'Oblivion'?
Posted on: 04:21 PM IST Apr 11, 2013
New Delhi: Director Joseph Kosinski's 'Oblivion' is also going to hit the screens this Friday. The film stars Tom Cruise, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Melissa Leo, Morgan Freeman, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Zoe Bell in important roles.
A highly stylised sci-fi film, 'Oblivion' is inspired by 'Moon', 'Wall-E', '2002: A Space Odyssey' and many others.
Sixty years after an alien assault caused a nuclear war that destroyed the planet Earth, the human race takes refuge on Titan, the largest of Saturn's moons.
With orders passed down from TET, the huge space station that orbits Earth and serves as their only contact with mankind, Commander Jack and his partner Victoria form an effective team that fends off rogue alien 'scavengers' that are out to destroy the huge hydroelectric generators that convert Earth's oceans into usable fuel on Titan.
While Jack is patrolling Earth and defending it from the 'scavengers', he is also battling his dreams, simply because his memory had been erased. During one of his routine patrolling trips on Earth, he rescues another human survivor, Julia (Olga Kurylenko), who jogs his memory and makes him realise that all is not as he has been told. There is something that the authorities are shielding from him.
This is director Joseph Kosinski's second film after 'Tron: Legacy', which he had made in 2010. This is the first time he is working with a superstar like Tom Cruise. 'Oblivion' will also demonstrate Tom Cruise's grip on his niche fan base as he was recently in the news for some wrong reasons. (With inputs from IANS)