Apocalypse Now and Later: Watch trailers for dueling sci-fi blockbusters Oblivion and Elysium (video)
It's Cruise vs. Damon for the End-of-the-World Movie Hero of the Year.
Thu Apr 11 2013
When it's the end of the world as we know it, Hollywood feels fine—which may be why we're getting two big-name, big-budget blockbusters this year wherein our Big Blue Marble is turned into a vast, trashed wasteland.
First up: Tom Cruise has to unravel the mystery of our scorched Earth in Oblivion, out April 19; then Matt Damon is turned into some sort of cyber-enhanced supersoldier (RoboMatt?) in Elysium, the new film from District 9's Neill Blomkamp that's out on August 9.
We don't want to say they look kind of similar, but…well, take a look at the trailers below and see for yourself. (And check out more trailers on Film's video page.)