The War of the Worlds star and Scientologist formerly known as Thomas Mapother IV has been on a sci-fi bender in the last year, headlining Oblivion while eyeing and/or joining Edge of Tomorrow, Our Name Is Adam, and Yukikaze. Now he's considering a mission-less return to reality with Go Like Hell. What sounds like a documentary about how and why Cruise runs so blisteringly hard in every movie he's in is actually a project about Ford battling Ferrari for cool-car dominance in the very era when Don Draper fought Ted Chaough for cool-dude dominance. The film would reteam Cruise with his Oblivion director, Joseph Kosinski, who also did TRON: Legacy.
The first trailer for Oblivion, Tom Cruise's upcoming foray into sci-fi with Tron director Joseph Kosinksi, was released last night. Here are some initial thoughts upon repeated viewing:
1. Tom Cruise is never less convincing than when involved with sports. "The last Super Bowl was played right here classic game. They call them 'games.' Right? Not matches? Anyway, nameless quarterback throws a prayer pass. Touchdowns!" See also: His awkward free throw at 1:23, his total inability to toss a baseball to his son in War of the Worlds. (And he's still rocking the same Yankees hat. Of course he pretends to like the Yankees. Sigh.)