Jupiter Ascending (2015) Review

February 10, 2015 5:02 AM

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The latest offering from The Wachowskis is a visually stunning film with an interesting take on the alien abduction lore involving little grey men that we’ve heard so much about since the Roswell incident of 1947. After their less than stellar 2012’s Cloud Atlas, The Wachowskis are back in full form to bring us a film very much in the same vein as The Matrix. Comparing Jupiter Ascending to The Matrix is certainly flattering for The Wachowski’s new film since the latter of which is the film that puts the siblings on the map of who’s who in Tinsel Town. Jupiter Ascending is a very ambitious piece of space opera that goes all out in terms of special effects and visual eye candy. This is a very pretty film, but is it just all looks with no substance?

Mila Kunis stars as Jupiter Jones, the daughter of a Russian immigrant widow working with her mother as housemaids in Chicago. She gets up at 4 every morning to clean toilets and needless to say, she’s tired of her job and, to some degree, her life as well. She’s the modern archetype Cinderella figu...

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