‘Jupiter Ascending’ rises above sci-fi expectations: 3 stars

February 5, 2015 7:00 PM

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‘Jupiter Ascending’ rises above sci-fi expectations: 3 stars

The planet Jupiter reaches its closest point to Earth on Friday, right when “Jupiter Ascending” opens. That may be pure coincidence … or it may be the typical nutty maneuvering from filmmakers Andy and Lana Wachowski.

The eccentric siblings who brought us “The Matrix” trilogy again concoct an imaginative, distinctive world all their own. And again they fluctuate between immersive wonder and sensory overload. Thankfully, their latest extraterrestrial adventure provides such a tilted spin on a familiar genre that i...

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