JUPITER ASCENDING (Theatrical Release USA 2015)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì

Jupiter Ascending
screams ‘I want to be another Wachowksi bust-it-over-the top film’ and ends as a ‘I am delivering the introduction to a fair television series.’ The story runs on the verge of unclear and the acting borders on weak partially due to poor casting choices that lack that cohesive magical-ness that other Wachowski films have, think Matrix. Eddie Redmayne is great, just not in this movie. Hopefully, Matrix 4 will pull its own weight and not resemble this film’s output.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Power and inheritance rights along with the responsibility that goes with those rights become the focus of a woman who becomes aware of her true identity.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors Lana and Lily Wachowski for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Bruce Berman and Roberto Malerba for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), Caine Wise (Channing Tatum), Stinger Apini (Sean Bean), Balem Abrasax (Eddie Redmayne), Titus Abrasax (Douglas Booth), Kalique Abrasax (Tuppence Middleton), Diomika Tsing (Nikki Amuka-Bird), Gemma Charrerjee (Christina Cole), Nesh (Nicholas A. Newman), Phylo Percadium (Ramon Tikaram), Greeghan (Ariyon Bakare), and Aleksa (Maria Doyle Kennedy).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. There’s plenty of creativity in the special effects, but there’s a disconnect between special effects and storyline.

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