The 50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2013

44. Oblivion

Director: Joseph Kosinski
Stars: Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo, Zoe Bell
Release Date: April 19

Tom Cruise is many things: short, unimposing, a bit crazy, and someone whose handlers recruit his love interests in some kind of weird, pre-arranged Scientology scheme. But there's one congratulatory thing about Mr. Cruise that's undeniable: He's a reliable action star.

Story-wise, Oblivion seems like pretty generic science fiction: Cruise plays a drone repairman working on a desecrated Earth who runs afoul of resistance fighters after rescuing a pretty girl (Olga Kurylenko). He's one of two reasons why director Joseph Kosinski's (Tron: Legacy) latest film is so promising. The other is the beautiful Kurylenko, a knockout who's proven to be a convincing action star (Centurion) in her own right.

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