There are few shows as beloved and important to fans of genre cinema as Rod Serling's 'The Twilight Zone,' which ran from 1959 to 1964 and set a gold standard for science-fiction, horror and fantasy on television. The show's legacy is so strong that it's survived several TV reboots and a mediocre 1983 film adaptation ... but can it survive 'Tron Legacy' and 'Oblivion' director Joseph Kosinski, who is in negotiations to take the series to the big screen again?
'Oblivion' is best described as opportunity, squandered. Its landscape – conceptual and physical – feels remarkably unique and bursting with possibilities, but the exploration of both lacks originality, and energy. Joe Kosinski’s follow-up to 'TRON: Legacy' is, like its predecessor, a gorgeously mounted, inventive world-building endeavor, but it’s also equally bloodless -- ponderous without being thoughtful, ambitious without being inspired, much less inspiring. The chronicle of a battle for the fate of humankind that possesses little humanity of its own, 'Oblivion' is an overstuffed compendium of familiar genre tropes rendered with ornamental beauty but not much emotional depth.
Joseph Kosinski's 'Oblivion' is looking to kick off the summer season early with its mid-April launch, as the film is loaded with the sort of sci-fi spectacle that's normally reserved for the hottest and coldest months of the year. Tom Cruise stars in the film, but one of the main attractions is the rugged beauty post-apocalyptic Earth setting. It's something you almost never see in a sci-fi film.
With its release only a few weeks away, you can expect to start seeing a lot from 'Oblivion,' Joseph Kosinski's mysterious Tom Cruise sci-fi movie. Just in case you weren't sold by the past few trailers, a new series of clips have arrived, peeling back a layer or two and exposing some of the film's stranger mysteries. If that's not enough, you can also stream the entirety of M83's original soundtrack.
For science-fiction fans, 'Oblivion' is starting to look like an oasis in the middle of a desert. It's been far too long since a big-budget, sci-fi epic that's not a sequel, a remake or an adaptation of a toy line has graced theaters, and genre fans are hungry for something original. It helps that 'Oblivion' actually looks really go
'Tron: Legacy,' like 'Tron' before it, was hyped and hoped to be the next big thing. With 'Legacy,' Disney spent years prepping audiences for the return of the light cycle and deadly discs to the big screen, even though the first film was viewed as a cult hit that tried and failed to be the next 'Star Wars.' But even though 'Tron: Legacy' was not the runaway success hoped for, Disney may be going back for more.