Jupiter Ascending

The latest creation from the Wachowski siblings. So what did I thought of it. Meeh~

I was not bored while watching it, but I was indifferent. I would have been fine with watching it at home when it is released on DVD instead of watching at a cinema. So was everything bad about it. No, I would not say that and I am sure that some people will enjoy it a lot more than I did. For one, it has many niecly choregraphed action sequences, which you would expect from a Wachowski film. The aesthetic design of the space ships, space clothes and such was very enticing for the eye. Why I did not like it stems from the fact that our protagonist, or at least the main character Jupiter (played by Mila Kunis) was not needed through out most of the film. She could have just as easily been replaced by a rock or just been kidnapped like Princess Peach in the Super Mario games. It is true that the plot revolved around her being the rightfull heir of space things (do not want to spoile the specifics) but she was never allowed to act against the powers that threatend her. She has one moment near the ending when she is the person taking action against “the enemy”/antagonist, the rest of the time it is Channing Tatum’s character (which I cannot remember the name of) who does all the actions to defy and go against the antagonist. Yes, Jupiter is a damsel in distress, and a sexy lampost, which makes me so sad. Because I believe Mila Kunis is a good actor and that she could have made a great performance if her character was allowed some action. The character is just passive.

To me the movie would have been better if it had focused on Channing Tatum’s character and had the same plot. Or if they reworked the plot all together.


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