A Very Close Look At The Oblivion Trailer – Clues, References And Nods

Here’s some more Wall-E-ism. There’s also a touch of Silent Running about this beat.

The logo on the holster has part appeared in several shots but this is the first time it’s been in full view. I still can’t make out what it is, mind…

Here we see the red eye, the universal identifier of the Cylon monster killer robot threat.

The “danger scurries past in the foreground” shot is something of a genre standby. I guess it works, so why the hell not?

A lot of the shots in the trailer are fire-lit. Here’s the first. It’s a change from the grey-on-grey colour scheme at least.

You might also want to count how many shots feature Tom Cruise pointing or firing his gun at something.

See above.

Here we see the bomb thing from The Dark Knight Rises, or a close cousin. I’m genuinely pretty intrigued as to what this thing is.

Hi honey, he’s home. Not much of the standard-issue grey in this image. Perhaps it comes from a “nice” bit.

Note the completely odd ornamentation on the end of the table. Like so much in this trailer it seems to be there because it’s a certain shape, not because there’s any obvious function.

Again – I can’t work out what these things on the left here are. Nice big coffee table though…

…oh, it’s not. It’s actually a very oddly designed touch screen interface. Even if this thing was designed for the use of multiple people sitting on both sides that weird bit at the end where it goes up the wall is still a bit of a headscratcher. I just don’t know why it would be like that.

And here we are on Bespin, Cloud City.

He certainly managed to land straight, didn’t he?

Jack Harper, is it? Well, I’m surprised, in the year of John Carter, Jack Reacher and Alex Cross this film isn’t just called Jack Harper.

The 49 logo is clear, finally. Some association with Miner 49er? Anyway, another low number seems to suggest that these operation is limited only to the US – or that they at leas started counting there. What’s happening in the rest of the world?

These things were out of alignment when he landed, now they’re lining up for take off. Doesn’t help me work out what the heck they are, though, not for sure – but my best guess is that they’re guns. He’s bound to have to shoot something, sometime, right?

Well, the second seat seems empty now.

Continued on the next page.

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