Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Critic Consensus: Pleasing to the eye but narratively befuddled, Jupiter Ascending delivers another visually thrilling misfire from the Wachowskis.
|Rating:||PG-13 (for some violence, sequences of sci-fi action, some suggestive content and partial nudity)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Directed By:||Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski|
|Written By:||Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski|
|In Theaters:||Feb 6, 2015 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jun 2, 2015|
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Critic Reviews for Jupiter Ascending
Jupiter Ascending is my first guilty pleasure of the year, and like a Snickers bar, it's deliciously gooey and nutty at the same time.
Jupiter Ascending is kind of goony and more than a little cheesy. But it has some absolutely spectacular highs, including an astonishingly complicated chase over and through Chicago that seems like the reason IMAX 3D was invented.
The seamless rendering of winged giant lizard henchmen and ornate spiracle space stations conjures up a transporting spectacle of wonderment that goes far to paint over the film's bland, derivative blemishes.
The effects are good. The film is well shot. But the performances are awful.
It's a decent idea that was overwhelmed by excess story and excess effects. Jupiter may be ascending, but its audience will leave shrugging.
Audience Reviews for Jupiter Ascending
Why folks are unhappy with this I can't imagine, especially since its a very old horse fancied up with new tricks. The rancher's daughter will lose the ranch to the mean old bank guy, she'll lose it sure, that is until the heroic young cowpoke comes in an mixes it up with the banker's minions. He'll finish with them just in time to cut her loose from the train tracks where the banker has tied her up. Update this well known formula with some cutting edge tech, change the setting from the past into the future and let'er fly. Not everything works out quite the way it was expected, mind you, but none the less it does work. Over-the-top sometimes (like with the flying rollerskates) but nonetheless solid entertainment value. With the Wachowskis much is expected, but this is by no means a lemon.
Oh my. Jupiter ought to have just sat down until she had a good story to tell. The story is strange and forced, albeit with nice special effects. There's little chemistry between Tatum and Kunis. Undoubtedly, this film must be Redmayne's biggest embarrassment since his performancee is so hammy and unnatural, and since it comes on the heals of "The Theory of Everything". "Jupiter Ascending" really is not very worth watching.
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