Movie Night: Jupiter Ascending.
January 16, 2016 2 Comments
Tagline: Expand your universe.
IMBD Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1617661/
Rating: PG -13
Synopsis: Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine Wise, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along – her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
It’s been a while since I watched a good science fiction movie. One that wasn’t bogged down with a subtle moral message (District 9, Elysium to name a few), not that there’s anything wrong with these movies, but every now and then you just want a fun romp through a space adventure.
Jupiter Jones is a young woman stuck in a lousy job and rescued by a handsome man. There’s a very interesting backstory to this movie that is just touched on enough to explain her predicament, but it would be interesting to see more of this, and the consequences of her coming into power. It’s a bit of a long movie, it lost me a couple times (how the ‘bad guys’ found her could have been explained just a bit more,) and at times I felt that the special effects were carrying the movie, but considering the nature of it, that’s not really a fault. The whole reason we watch science fiction is for the incredible special effects and images of alien worlds, and this movie provides both.
This is a great Saturday afternoon movie.
4 out of 5.