“Jupiter Ascending” Review by Tarek Fayoumi


With honesty, “Jupiter Ascending” is a film that will be remembered for its technical elements where the action moments make viewers feel like they are flying with Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis. The visuals is more of its memorable aspect than its plot. Kunis plays a sci-fi type of cinderella that is very unexplained. Tatum comes in to rescue her from someone that is hunting her. He comes in on a futuristic jet-pack, has a laser-type pistol, and saves Kunis from a herd of aliens. In the end, I was captivated more by the visuals, because I saw this in IMAX 3D. That was probably a good option, because I would have lost my attention of the movie if I saw it in 2D.

The Wachowski brothers have been struggling. With their prior film “Cloud Atlas” (2012), (a great movie but boomed at the box office), “Jupiter Ascending” is an action-movie that is stunning with action, but the storyline and dialogue just lacks entirely.

“Jupiter Ascending” is about Jupiter Jones (Kunis). She is targeted by a wealthy son of a powerful family and he is Balem Abrasax (Eddie Redmayne). Then comes Caine Wise (Channing Tatum), a man who will do whatever it takes to prevent Balem from winning.

I kind of new this movie was not going to be great. It was advertised in the summer and got pushed back until now. I feel like just the sci-fi series with the Wachowski brothers needs some improvement. I mean I remember “The Matrix” and that blew me out of the water and so did “Cloud Atlas.” I guess just their ideas are not being viewed all that much. I still give them credits for their visual effects with this movie. Do not get me wrong they know how to put a great sci-fi film in IMAX.

This was so-so, a watch once movie.


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