Jupiter Ascending

Jupiter Ascending

Jupiter Ascending

Wachowski siblings (The Matrix) sci-fi, starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum. In a universe where humans are unaware of being near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a woman unknowingly set to inherit vast wealth and power is targeted for assassination.

From the streets of Chicago to far-flung galaxies, Jupiter Ascending tells the story of Jupiter Jones (Kunis), who was born with signs predicting she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter still dreams of the stars but is destitute. Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along - her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.

2014Rating: M, Violence127 minsUSA
AdventureFantasyScience FictionThriller

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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

If you think an intergalactic fairy tale sporting tons of prosthetics needs spicing up with a mix of royal family infighting and corporate takeover, then I refer you to Phantom Menace-era trade blockade enthusiast George Lucas, and now Jupiter Ascending. Pursuing their now-trademark singular vision that defies commercial or critical reaction, the Wachowskis have produced a head-scratching blend of action, cosmic grandiosity, over- and under-acting, and flat romance that’s never predictable in when it will stun the senses or bore you into submission.

2.0

Beyond The Matrix

This movie is far better than I was expecting. Every frame or clip was visually perfect. The density of the set pieces and costumes are mind boggling. I don't think Linda and Andy Wachowski could have done a better job of making this movie. The story is good, but it is a sci-fi fantasy and it may not appeal for some. It is one of the most spectacular space...

4.0

Away with the stars

A visual feast for the eyes but the story was flat in the water. Great for a rainy day. Some good actors let down by poor story. Good action scenes. However it was just Lost in Space..

2.0

What happened to Wachowskis?

I expecte at least some depth like in Cloud Atlas. But what is this rubbish?

2.0

What I really liked about this movie was the script and the story. A girl's destiny that is linked to the planet that she lives on and the danger that faces earth if it falls into the wrong hands. Jupiter's journey really begins once she meets up with Caine. The film just flowed so wonderfully for me. It was paced at the right speed and gave me space...

4.0

Jupiter Ascending

Aside from the polarizing Cloud Atlas and producing V for Vendetta, the Wachowski's haven't made anything great since the original Matrix. Jupiter Ascending is a fun, visually dazzling sci-fi space adventure. Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) is a young caretaker destined to become the owner of Earth, the most valuable planet in the universe. She is protected by a...

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

While the Wachowskis have always put their greatest emphasis on aesthetics, they allow the visual impulse to get the best of them here...

Total Film

Total Film

press

Both visually and in the action stakes, Jupiter Ascending could give pretty much any space movie a run for its money.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

You may fear for your sanity during Jupiter Ascending, but you’ll come out smiling.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A big, woozy, spacey fairy tale with a science-fiction exoskeleton and a core of pure mush.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It’s all very chaotic and entertaining, like a bizarre cult sci-fi TV show that somehow survived a threat of mid-season cancellation.

3.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Not as funny as Guardians, as awe-inspiring as Interstellar, as thrilling as Edge Of Tomorrow, or as provocative as Under The Skin.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Anyone hoping for the old Matrix magic to rematerialize (it's been 15 years) is due for more disappointment.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It’s frequently entertaining, but as much for its terrible moments as its inspired touches.

2.0
Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

If you think an intergalactic fairy tale sporting tons of prosthetics needs spicing up with a mix of royal family infighting and corporate takeover, then I refer you to Phantom Menace-era trade blockade enthusiast George Lucas, and now Jupiter Ascending. Pursuing their now-trademark singular vision that defies commercial or critical reaction, the Wachowskis have produced a head-scratching blend of action, cosmic grandiosity, over- and under-acting, and flat romance that’s never predictable in when it will stun the senses or bore you into submission.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

While the Wachowskis have always put their greatest emphasis on aesthetics, they allow the visual impulse to get the best of them here...

Total Film

Total Film

press

Both visually and in the action stakes, Jupiter Ascending could give pretty much any space movie a run for its money.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

You may fear for your sanity during Jupiter Ascending, but you’ll come out smiling.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A big, woozy, spacey fairy tale with a science-fiction exoskeleton and a core of pure mush.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It’s all very chaotic and entertaining, like a bizarre cult sci-fi TV show that somehow survived a threat of mid-season cancellation.

3.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Not as funny as Guardians, as awe-inspiring as Interstellar, as thrilling as Edge Of Tomorrow, or as provocative as Under The Skin.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Anyone hoping for the old Matrix magic to rematerialize (it's been 15 years) is due for more disappointment.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It’s frequently entertaining, but as much for its terrible moments as its inspired touches.

2.0

Beyond The Matrix

This movie is far better than I was expecting. Every frame or clip was visually perfect. The density of the set pieces and costumes are mind boggling. I don't think Linda and Andy Wachowski could have done a better job of making this movie. The story is good, but it is a sci-fi fantasy and it may not appeal for some. It is one of the most spectacular...

4.0

Away with the stars

A visual feast for the eyes but the story was flat in the water. Great for a rainy day. Some good actors let down by poor story. Good action scenes. However it was just Lost in Space..

2.0

What happened to Wachowskis?

I expecte at least some depth like in Cloud Atlas. But what is this rubbish?

2.0

What I really liked about this movie was the script and the story. A girl's destiny that is linked to the planet that she lives on and the danger that faces earth if it falls into the wrong hands. Jupiter's journey really begins once she meets up with Caine. The film just flowed so wonderfully for me. It was paced at the right speed and gave me space...

4.0

Jupiter Ascending

Aside from the polarizing Cloud Atlas and producing V for Vendetta, the Wachowski's haven't made anything great since the original Matrix. Jupiter Ascending is a fun, visually dazzling sci-fi space adventure. Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) is a young caretaker destined to become the owner of Earth, the most valuable planet in the universe. She is protected by...

3.0