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Jupiter Ascending – review

Posted by Rye on February.16.2015 in Reviews |

  

Half-baked

The Wachowskis have created another visually stunning film. It’s too bad that the plot doesn’t follow suit.

The story follows Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), an apathetic maid who is struggling with money and family problems. She decides to sell her eggs for extra income. Her DNA alerts certain powerful people, not on Earth but on a different planet.

Jupiter unknowingly happens to be a genetic incarnation of an intergalactic business woman that owns planets, including Earth. This business woman has died and her three children are debating on who shall inherit Earth, before Jupiter discovers who she really is and claims it for herself. This is where the fun begins…as well as the convoluted plot.

Jupiter Ascending is one of those movies where you really have to pay attention to the dialogue to understand what the hell is going on. Because this is only a review, I won’t go into too much detail. But if y’all have any questions, I’ll answer them as best I can.

One thing that won’t go unnoticed is the epic cinematography, which The Wachowskis are known for. For those that don’t know, they directed the Matrix trilogy, Speed Racer and Cloud Atlas, among other films. Jupiter Ascending is a visual feast, with fast-moving takes in Chicago and wide-angle shots of space.

Because Jupiter Jones is now a highly sought-after individual, bounty hunters are on her tail, but Caine (Channing Tatum) swoops in and saves her as they figure out their next move.

Throughout the film, Caine is wearing hover boots that allows him to skate on air – cool, and corny at the same time. It reminds me of Silver Surfer without the surfboard. Like a loyal dog, Caine stays beside Jupiter throughout her ordeal add they learn from each other.

Cool technology and humanoid aliens play a big role in this flick, similar to Star Wars and every other science fiction movie.

Jupiter Ascending isn’t The Wachowskis best work, but if you like science fiction and superb cinematography, this movie is for you. Don’t expect stellar acting from this interstellar film. Lastly, pay attention or you seriously will be lost…in space.

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