'Jupiter Ascending' orbits greatness

February 5, 2015 4:55 PM

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Almost every movie about the future is really about the present. In "Star Trek," the universe of competing powers - the Federation versus the Romulans and Klingons - was really just a blown-out version of the Cold War, with NATO pitted against the Soviet Union.

Nearly 50 years later, Andy and Lana Wachowski make entertainment out of a host of modern anxieties in "Jupiter Ascending," envisioning a future universe in which a handful of elites control technology and can live indefinitely. Meanwhile, the great masses live short, manipulated lives of meaningles...

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