“Oblivion” pics? Nerd-vana…

Concept art from "Oblivion", via JoBlo.com

Concept art from “Oblivion”, via JoBlo.com

By the time that “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” begins to digitally unfurl for me next Thursday lunchtime, I’ll be well and truly exhausted.

How so?  Why, by the parade of geeky, awesome movie trailers for 2013 fare which have preceded the main show, of course.  As well as footage from “Star Trek Into Darkness”, the humble movie-goer can expect first looks at Zack Snyder‘s ‘Superman‘ reboot “Man of Steel” and now the upcoming Tom Cruise sci-fi vehicle, “Oblivion”.

For me, this is a very cool development as I loved the previous movie from “Oblivion” writer/director, Joseph Kosinski, the unloved but splendid “Tron: Legacy“, and these nifty slabs of target concept art promise a genuine science fiction adventure with a sense of scale missing from most cinematic attempts in the genre – to be polite, we can best summarize most Hollywood speculative fiction as action movies in sci-fi drag rather than actual, genuine attempts to tell stories which genuinely engage with science fiction concepts and big ideas.

Of course, this is a big studio film with a notably hands-on star/producer, so there’s every chance that “Oblivion” will deliver on the pretty visuals front and deliver not a jot of substance, but a geek can dream that a 2013 studio film will engage noggin and heart at the same time.

 

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