Movies Open Forum: JUPITER ASCENDING written by Robert Reineke February 5, 2015 The Wachowskis have yet to recapture the magic of THE MATRIX, although I think they’ve been making interesting, ambitious films since then even if their reach has exceeded their grasp. JUPITER ASCENDING might be their folly though. That said, sometimes follies are a lot more interesting to discuss and say a lot more about filmmakers in the long run than successes. And sometimes follies get reevaluated with time. In any event, I expect that there are points of interest even if the current Rotten Tomatoes score proves to be accurate. At the very least, there’s the promise of some impressive special effects, costuming, and art direction. And the Wachowskis usually have at least one impressive set piece in their movies. And it is a big action film with a female as a central character which certainly is part of the current trend in Hollywood. Or it could be the end of the Wachowskis as big budget filmmakers for the present. Whatever the outcome, it’s a notable film due to the filmmakers and the size of the budget. Open Forum: JUPITER ASCENDING was last modified: February 21st, 2016 by Robert Reineke Related Jupiter Ascending 2 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Robert Reineke previous post Luke Mitchell Joins Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. next post Marvel Assembles The A-FORCE! You may also like Movie Review: JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT January 18, 2014 Harrison Ford’s Indy Interest Remains As Sharp... August 6, 2013 Open Forum: JURASSIC WORLD June 11, 2015 Nolan Personally Ushers ‘Following’ to Blu September 19, 2012 The Hunger Games – President Snow Calls... June 25, 2014 Open Forum: SAN ANDREAS May 28, 2015 China and Valiant Get Into the Superhero... March 10, 2015 MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Comes Out Firing... July 27, 2014 First Poster For ROBOCOP Encourages You To... September 12, 2013 The Pull Of ‘Gravity’ Intensifies With Another... July 25, 2013 Adrian Edmondson This has redbox written all over it stock Obviously, the big attraction for this flick would be Eddie Redmayne as the head bad guy, and he does seem to project menace in the previews. Sean’s review didn’t give much hope though, especially in regards to the script. As far as I’m concerned anymore, I could give a damn about the FX, if the script sucks, I’ll suffer it on DVD. Maybe. Just like I did ASM. A whole lot easier to hit the stop button than leave a theater for me. I hate admitting I’ve been suckered in public.