The first trailer for the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending was impressive in its looks, if a bit flat in its story, but the second trailer from the upcoming sci-fi wannabe-epic has quite satisfyingly blown out the world we’ll soon encounter on the big screen.
As far as plot, the next feature from the Wachowski siblings certainly sounds straightforward — Mila Kunis stars as Jupiter Jones, a seemingly regular human woman who is secretly the next in line for a universal reign (as determined by bloodlines she’s never been aware of) and whose birthright threatens some of the most nefarious rulers in existence — but the duo have stacked the story with enough twists (Channing Tatum is a werewolf-y bounty hunter? Eddie Redmayne just screams a lot?) that it’s probably best not to dig too much deeper and just anticipate the film itself.
The latest trailer effectively expands on what we’ve previously seen from the film, and adds a heck of a lot more along the way. Sure, we already know that Jupiter is about to be killed before Tatum’s Caine swoops in to save her, and of course we’re going along with this royalty thing, but what does that all mean? What are her powers? Who is she fighting? What is her relationship with her wolfy protector?
And, really, why is Eddie Redmayne screaming so much? All of that — and more — is addressed in this stunning new bit of trailer, a canny piece of marketing that works wonders when it comes to getting us truly excited for this next film.
Jupiter Ascending opens on July 18.
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