Jupiter Ascending | Movie Review 06 Feb 2015   372


Cast: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, James D’Arcy, Sean Bean, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tuppence Middleton
Direction: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Genre: Sci-Fi
Duration: 2 hours 7 minutes

Critics Review

Times Of India (TOI):

Jupiter Ascending can be distilled down to a cosmic family tale involving planetary inheritances, sibling scheming, inadequately-explained references to genetic theory and plenty of action in between. In theory, this may sound like an imaginative mix, but what we get is an essentially simple story told in an overly (and perhaps needlessly) convoluted manner.
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Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) would never have guessed it. Well, if you cleaned toilets for a living, you wouldn’t either. Not unless your cousin Vladie tried to convince you to sell your eggs for a pretty penny and you found out it was just a cover to get you killed. Why? Because, thanks to your geneprint, you’re an Entitled (read: a royal) whose alien dynasty just happens to own Earth. Wait! What?
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Jupiter Ascending has been cooking since a long time. It was supposed to come out in late 2013, then pushed to mid 2014 and again to late 2014, and was slated to finally release in January, which is more famously known as the compost pit of Hollywood — where the most hopeless and least profitable films from every studio are dumped. Probably to save the face of the Wachowskis and to rely on their fan following, the film was pushed to February. It doesn’t matter though as the film tanks big time.
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NDTV Movies:

Jupiter Ascending, the latest from Lana and Andy Wachowski, is a big, woozy, spacey fairy tale with a science-fiction exoskeleton and a core of pure mush. With its nods to the original Star Trek and David Lynch’s proto-steampunk hallucination Dune, it seduces the eye with filigreed flourishes even as the mind reels from some of the mildewy storytelling.
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