February 6, 2015 (Theatrical)
Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne
An unlucky Earthling discovers that she is the rightful heir to a universal throne, and finds herself being protected by a genetically enhanced intergalactic warrior in a race against termination.
Why You Should Care About Jupiter Ascending
The Wachowskis are no strangers to the sci-fi adventure genre. They’re the sibling duo behind The Matrix, one of the greatest cyber-punk adventures of all time. They (arguably) lost some of their mojo with the sequel offerings, but (again, arguably) reclaimed their place within the pantheon of sci-fi greats with the trippy, mind-bending Cloud Atlas.
Jupiter Ascending looks incredibly pulpy and ridiculous, which means it has all the right ingredients for a wonderful space opera. This could be bad news if it’s produced with a heavy hand, but that’s doubtful, given the fluffiness of this material. If the trailer is of any indication, high-flying sci-fi escapism is certainly in order.
At the very least, expect something that’s visually masterful. The Wachowskis may have faltered a bit with storytelling in the past, but there’s no denying the fact that all their films thus far have looked magnificent. With a reported production budget of $175 million, it’s seriously doubtful that Jupiter Ascending will end this streak.
Channing Tatum is slowly but surely honing his acting chops. Writing him off as a pretty face is becoming futile at this point. Same goes for Mila Kunis, who as already proven herself an extremely talented actress in films like Black Swan and even Oz: The Great and Powerful.
Jupiter Ascending Theatrical Trailer