Daily archives "February 23, 2015"

Jupiter Ascending **


Run Time: 127mins           Cert: 12A

A young woman (Kunis) discovers her destiny as an heiress of intergalactic nobility and must fight to protect the inhabitants of Earth from an ancient and destructive industry.

After being delayed from last Summer, the Wachowskis’ latest opus arrives with more a whimper than a bang.

The siblings’ work has always been a mixed bag. For every Cloud Atlas, there is a Speed Racer. When restrained their material works incredibly well, but unfortunately we are in flamboyant mess territory here. Not to say the movie does not look stunning, however it is more style over substance.
The big problem is that a story about Mila Kunis as a toilet cleaner and a pointy-eared Channing Tatum as a speed skating werewolf fighting aliens and evil Emperors is just too stupid to contemplate.
The leads do the best that they can but look bored. Sean Bean does the same performance he does in every movie. While let’s not get started on recent Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne’s terrible Kenneth Williams impression that he somehow makes even camper than it should be.
It may be a original piece of Sci-Fi, but it is not entertaining.

Reviewed by Paul Logan