Preview: Jupiter Ascending

Preview: Jupiter Ascending

Release Date
February 6, 2015 (Theatrical)

The Wachowskis

The Wachowskis

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

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