Sunday, February 8, 2015

Jupiter Ascending

Writers/Directors Andy and Lana Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending, that might have better been titled Jupiter Descending, is an extremely stupid story that makes ill use of the talents of Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean and Eddie Redmayne, not to mention the rest of the cast. 

 Only Tatum seems to, occasionally, rise above the dreck.

Yes, there are some amazing digital effects, but none are really engaging and the film is devoid of tension.  And, if Academy voters subtract Redmaynes’s disastrous performance, here, from his brilliance in The Theory of Everything, there goes the Oscar.

Only Cinematographer John Toll and the Costume Department turn in their usual fabulous work.

Otherwise, Jupiter Descending comes off like last week’s terrible Project Almanac, with the only difference being that this was done by and with professionals.  But, what a waste of good talent and money.

Jupiter Descending only gets a 2 out of 5.

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