Oh man I have been trying to crow-bar something out of my brain as a preamble for this trailer, but I got nothing. I can’t talk about the Wachowski siblings, because my experience with their movies starts and ends with the Matrix trilogy. I don’t think I’ve watched a single Channing Tatum movie (his ears don’t normally look like that, do they?), and all I can say about Mila Kunis is that I think she’s ridiculously good looking. Jupiter Ascending itself is out of left field, I’ve heard nothing about it prior to this. Soooo… I’ll let the blurb and trailer speak for themselves instead:
Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along – her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
Well, that sure looks pretty, but I’m reserving judgement. I’ve been suckered in by flashy visuals and sweeping sci-fi landscapes before, just to be disappointed by mediocre plots and/or awful acting (Yes I’m looking at you, Elysium).
I guess the only other thing I have to say is, any bets on if Sean Bean’s character is alive by the end of the movie? No? Too easy? Co-starring Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, James D’Arcy, Tim Pigott-Smith, and Doona Bae, Jupiter Ascending drops on 25 July, 2014.
Last Updated: December 10, 2013