Oblivion Posters Tease A Dystopian Future

By Rudie Obias | 8 years ago

With only a month and a half until Oblivion hits theaters, Universal Pictures is ramping up awareness and marketing for the post-apocalyptic science fiction movie. Now Universal has released two new posters to hype up the movie.

Entertainment Weekly premiered the posters: one featuring Tom Cruise’s character, Jack Harper, crossing a collapsed Brooklyn Bridge; and the other featuring Cruise with actor Morgan Freeman’s character, Malcolm Beech, a resistance leader stationed on Earth. Freeman is almost giving off a Morpheus from The Matrix vibe, and the Brooklyn Bridge poster almost mirrors the film’s first poster, which featured a dilapidated Empire State building. Both have the clever tagline “Earth Is a Memory Worth Fighting For.”

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Universal has been a bit spotty with their promotional materials for Oblivion. If you know what you’re looking for, a few of the film’s trailers can be a bit on the spoiler-y side. Aside from the trailers, Oblivion looks like it might be a big hit for Joseph Kosinski and Tom Cruise.

Set in the distant future, Oblivion is set in the aftermath of a bloodthirsty war between humans and alien invaders. Tom Cruise plays a drone mechanic named Jack Harper who is stationed on the abandoned ruins of Earth. When Jack rescues a beautiful and mysterious woman named Julia (Olga Kurylenko) after a hideous crash landing, his world comes untangled as he is confronted with the truth behind the war and human existence.

Oblivion will open in IMAX theaters across the country on April 12th, and everywhere else on April 19th.

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