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Offline Ender

Re: Jupiter Ascending
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2015, 01:16:56 AM »
I think what i'm worried about is that if the movie is too centered on just 4 characters without enough other things or people playing at least somewhat significant parts in this created universe, the story will feel smaller than it apparently is.

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Re: Jupiter Ascending
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2015, 09:11:53 PM »
So, has anyone seen this movie yet? I'm curious to read takeaway impressions. As a huge Wachowski fan, I'm seriously conflicted about it, because I've never found Mila Kunis to be a very compelling leading lady. Would love very much to hear thoughts on her performance.
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Re: Jupiter Ascending
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2015, 01:38:51 AM »
Yep, I watched it.  I'll first say that I could definitely have passed.  Not the worst thing I've ever seen, but definitely fell short of my reasonable expectations.  Some cool visuals; mostly in design, I don't remember enjoying the action sequences very much.  And cool gadgets.  But that was the best thing about the movie.  The plot and characters are weak, so none of the actors had much to work with.  The person that did the best job delivering his very plain lines was Tatum.  He probably made it better than it otherwise would have been.  Mila Kunis' performance was an ok job in a weak role.  I'd probably have my doubts about her in a more demanding role though.  It was neither a particularly fun movie (even though it went out of its way in failed attempts to be fun) nor was it interesting enough to be a "serious" movie.  There were weak plot points and things that flat out didn't make much sense.  Overall, I think what was most disappointing was the really narrow way to approach a story with elements that had the real potential of being interesting.
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Re: Jupiter Ascending
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2015, 08:49:21 AM »
Was kind of afraid of that. Something about the villain's name being "Queen of the Universe" gave me a sinking feeling. Seems like the Wachowskis do a lot better when they just keep it deep and serious (seeing as Speed Racer hasn't exactly turned out to be one for the ages). Think I'll just catch Jupiter Ascending when it hits video on demand, and hold out hope for Sense8 for my next Wachowski fix.
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Re: Jupiter Ascending
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2015, 12:17:44 AM »
Just got back from the cinema. Wow. Just wow. This movie makes Avatar look like Citizen Kane. Absolute stinker. (And I liked Speed Racer!)

As someone else said, the visuals are amazing aside from that though an absolute stinker of a movie.

I just find it so frustrating with all the amazing sci fi stories out there that the big budgets and amazing visuals are given to sub par scripts like Avatar and this.
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Re: Jupiter Ascending
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2015, 08:41:55 AM »
Interesting! I haven't seen it yet, but a lot of my corner of the internet is going 'this is trash, this is like someone has taken all of my fantasies as a 12-14 year old girl and thrown $100 million at them, this is fantastic'.

So, I'm still going to see it, just keeping that in mind. (Which I have no objection to, it's not like my inner 13 year old gets a lot of movies made for her)
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Re: Jupiter Ascending
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2015, 02:59:54 AM »
Just watched it. Since my expectations were set incredibly low, I had a good time! Eddie Redmayne chewed so much scenery, I thought he need a new set of teeth. Really, all three siblings were so very, very awful.

But I also enjoyed the beastly thing. It was silly fun, and, of course, the special effects were pretty amazing. And mainly because much of the time they were quite beautiful.

Hey, I got my $4.95 rental's worth, so that's okay!
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