If you’re a fan of crazy colourful, completely out-there, nuttier than squirrel poop sci-fi space operas, then 2014 is a very good year. In August we’ll have Marvel’s insanely cool – emphasis on insane – looking Guardians of the Galaxy blowing up their corner of the universe in technicolour explosions. But before we get to that, to sort of ease our cerebellums into all that neon space-chaos, we’ll also be getting Jupiter Ascending, the new film from the Wachowski siblings.
My love for the Wachowski’s work is well documented on this site, and as I’ve said before, the reason for that affection is that the pair just always go full tilt with their ideas. Their ambitions are always epic in scope, and even if there a few stumbles in the execution thereof, you can always be damn sure that it’s going to technically flawless and just plain gorgeous to look at. And Jupiter Ascending appears to be no different, with crazy set pieces, a universe spanning story and Channing Tatum looking like the love child of Mr Spock and Jet Li with rocket boots. What more could you possibly want?
From the streets of Chicago to the far-flung galaxies whirling through space, “Jupiter Ascending” tells the story of Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), who was born under a night sky, with signs predicting she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses 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.
Jupiter Ascending also stars Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, James D’Arcy, Tim Pigott-Smith, and Doona Bae, and will be melting your eyeballs in their sockets as from July 25, 2014.
Last Updated: May 22, 2014