Tom Cruise as mega-hit actor pretty much can do no wrong. Where Kevin Costner excels at boyish buffoonery, Tom Cruise plays cocky like no other. Where Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the ultimate action hero, Tom Cruise’s trademark parts are fiercely determined and angry. Like Arnold, if you can put aside and ignore his personal antics, his films always entertain. Whether it’s Cruise in a small role like way back in Taps and The Outsiders, or the usual leading man role, as with A Few Good Men, Rain Man, Top Gun, War of the Worlds, the Mission: Impossible films, Minority Report, Jerry Maguire, The Last Samurai, The Color of Money, Far and Away, The Firm, or Valkyrie, his films just don’t disappoint.
In a few weeks, Cruise will star as Jack Reacher, based on the books, in the movie of the same name. He’ll be donning RoboCop-type armor in the movie All You Need is Kill, and is rumored to be playing Van Helsing in a new production.
Next up, Cruise serves up his next sci-fi entry after War of the Worlds and Minority Report, this time as a man maintaining machines after the world faces its worst battle yet.
Check out this great first trailer for Oblivion:
You’ll see Morgan Freeman and Bond girl Olga Kurylenko as co-stars.
Oblivion is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 19, 2013.