After Oblivion opened last year and was greeted with a general shrug, people started asking all sorts of questions. Had Tom Cruise’s box office clout finally faded, leaving him nothing more than an aging star doomed to appear in endless Mission Impossible sequels instead of more interesting fare? Did Oblivion‘s failure combined with that of After Earth signal the end of the days when a big name actor like Cruise or Will Smith could draw audiences to the theater by the strength of their name alone? Are original science fiction films dead altogether, leaving us nothing but sequels, remakes and reboots? Edge of Tomorrow (and its box office performance) doesn’t exactly answer any of those questions, despite being a fun and entertaining movie, but it perhaps postpones the day when both science fiction films and the concept of the box office star are declared dead.
Welcome to “Trailer Tuesday” where I talk about trailers for upcoming movies, since I’ve always found them to be endlessly fascinating.
Instead of one trailer today, you’re getting four! There have been a slew of new trailers, all of which are somewhat interesting but none of which are enough to really get me excited. So instead of either wasting an entire post on each or skipping them altogether, I figured I’d hit as many as I can at once. Let’s look at the new trailers for Interstellar, Godzilla, Jupiter Ascending and Edge of Tomorrow.
First up, Interstellar: Continue reading