My son and I saw an early screening of Jupiter Ascending. We both liked it, but thought the film could’ve been a lot better. The movie is about a woman, Jupiter Jones, who hated her life of cleaning toilets (who wouldn’t?). But then her life is turned upside down when aliens try to kill her because of her genetic signature. Jupiter Ascending (Warner Bros. Pictures) will open in theaters this Friday. Continue reading to learn five things about the movie.
Five Things About Jupiter Ascending
The storyline isn’t exciting
There was action throughout Jupiter Ascending, but the overall storyline was boring. The movie is basically about alien siblings fighting over the ownership of Earth. Apparently, the planet is the key to something the aliens highly value — time. This really doesn’t make much sense to me because the aliens were tens of thousands years old. You would think if you could live for over ten thousand years, time would be plentiful and taken for granted. It’s hard for me to believe the alien siblings would go to war for more time when they already had so much time.
The special effects were awesome
I love the special effects in Jupiter Ascending. They were spectacular and stunning. The flying roller blades were cool, but it was kinda weird watching a warrior rollerblading while fighting. In addition, I can’t help but wonder if the studio should have focused more on the story than the special effects. That would’ve made the movie a lot better.
Way too much time was devoted to red tape
In one scene in the movie, the main character had to jump through all sorts of hoop and red tape in order to be recognized as royalty. I’m sure it wasn’t as long as it seemed, but it felt like 15 minutes of the film was devoted to the character going from one bureaucrat to another. I get it. Even advanced society has to deal with red tape. But the scene was way too long in my opinion.
Channing Tatum looks like a mutant elf
Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum are the stars of the movie. Channing played the part of Caine, who is some sort of wolf-human hybrid. Mila played the part of Jupiter Jones. In most of the film, she was ordinary looking, but in some parts she looked stunning (hubba-hubba). Other cast members included Eddie Redmayne (Balem), James D’Arcy (Sean Bean), Stinger (Douglas Booth), Titus (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), Famulus (Tuppence Middleton), Kalique Abrasax (Terry Gilliam), Charlotte Beaumont (Kiza), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Aleksa), Christina Cole (Gemma Chatterjee), and Jo Osmond (Droid). Jupiter Ascending was directed by Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski.
Jupiter Ascending is rated PG-13
The 127-minute film is rated PG-13 for some violence, sequences of sci-fi action, some suggestive content and partial nudity (butt shot). The movie is fine for most children. The PG-13 rating is mainly for the fight scenes (nothing too bloody).