127 Min. | Action – Fantasy – Sci-Fi | February 2015
IMDB Rating: 6.0
Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Staring: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne
Jupiter Ascending Review: Jupiter Ascending, quite literally, is the most beautiful movie. The visual effects and CGI were top notch, nothing looked unfinished. Everything from explosions and action scenes, to space ships and settings, this movie had all the “eye candy” one could want. The fighting sequences were executed perfectly, each one thrilling in its own way. Each singular planet or world was so stunning and precisely crafted, that one could almost feel themselves in it. The Wachowskis have made a truly gorgeous universe in their latest movie. Michael Giacchino’s music fits each scene very nicely whether it is a fast paced chase scene, or a quiet and thoughtful scene. It has a mysterious and almost hollow beauty to it, which fits Jupiter Ascending perfectly.
Alas, not everything in Jupiter Ascending is as good as the visuals. Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis give surprisingly good performances for the most part but some of their acting is just off. The other principal actors give good performances as well but all the acting could have been taken a notch higher. Story and Plot is where Jupiter Ascending is weakest though. It has so much ambition and intricacy that it is to much to fit in a two hour long movie. Even though two hours is a good length, the plot just wants to keep on going and therefor the loose ends are never quite tied up. The plot is never really explained to its entirety and while one can figure out the general idea, it is hard to go deep into it. It has huge potential but rather than using it, it discards it.
Overall, Jupiter Ascending lacked plot depth and great acting abilities, but it won it all back with groundbreaking visuals. Even though many more big movies are coming out in 2015, this one would be one of the best for all we know. It may not be everyone’s piece of cake, but it sure is a fun sci-fi adventure that shouldn’t be forgotten. Jupiter Ascending is a great date movie, fun for families, perfect for sci-fi junkies, thought provoking and good looking.