Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Jupiter Ascending

       From the wild and crazy Wachowski siblings ("The Matrix") comes this new science fiction disaster. They manage to rip off plot points from "Star Wars", "Dune", "The Fifth Element", "The Wizard of Oz" and almost every sci-fi film ever made. It is unoriginal, boring, has no cohesiveness to the visuals and will go down as one of the worst films of the year, if not the decade. 

        I can't imagine what Channing Tatum was thinking? Pointy ears, a strange haircut, boots that make me roller skate in space, cheesy dialogue....yeah, sign me up for that. And poor Eddie Redmayne, following up a wonderful film like "The Theory of Everything" with this embarrassment, you really have to feel for the guy. And of course the "star" of the film, Jupiter herself, Mila Kunis, has found a way to take bad acting to a new low level. 

        There are only two scenes in the film that will hold your attention (and thankfully there is no dialog). A chase high above the city of Chicago and the climactic battle are actually exciting and will wake you from the nap you've been taking for two hours

          Ms. Kunis spends a great deal of time cleaning toilets in the film. If she makes more films like this, she will be ready for her new career.

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