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.



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.)