If we’re being honest – and let’s just be honest – the plotline of Jupiter Ascending would sound just plain laughable if it was not coming to us from the Wachowski siblings, simply because it sounds like the kind of sci-fi mish-mash that can so easily (and so roundly) fail on the big screen. It sounds vaguely kitchen sink: Queens of the Universe and werewolves and space tattoos and lots of leather, oh my!
But the Wachowskis are indeed making this one, and despite the apparent appearance of Channing Tatum as a genetically engineered hunter with some decidedly wolfy tendencies, we have hope for Jupiter Ascending.
Although the latest international trailer for the film doesn’t exactly clarify the film’s plot – Mila Kunis stars as Jupiter Jones, some kind of celestially destined human who needs to be saved by Tatum’s Caine from both her boring existence and the people who may be trying to kill her before she can ascend her cosmic throne – it does provide some stunning visuals to whet our appetites. Basically, if the sight of Kunis kitted out as an intergalactic queen doesn’t convince you that Jupiter Ascending just might be great, well, perhaps there will be some other trailers that will arrive soon to excite you, because we’re on board now. This isn’t much different than the first look at the project, but it’s worth a look just to drink in the visual spectacle the Wachowskis have in store:
The film also stars Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, James D’Arcy, and Tim Pigott-Smith.
Jupiter Ascending will open in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on July 18.
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