#JupiterAscending #EnglishHollywoodFilmMovieReview #JohnsonThomas #Rating:* *1/2

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English Film review
Johnson Thomas
 Spectacular but…
Film: Jupiter Ascending
Rating: * * ½
Runtime:127 mins
 
Synopsis:
Mila Kunis stars as Jupiter Jones, an everyday girl in the future who's life takes an unexpected turn when an ex-soldier(Channing Tatum) comes looking for her in hopes that she can live up to her destiny as the savior of the universe. Andy and Lana Wachowski once again dip their feet into sci-fi territory with this sprawling Warner Bros. epic
 
Review

The film begins in a low-key fashion, introducing Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a Russian immigrant to the United States who works as a paid maid to help her family make ends meet. Little does she know, she has been targeted by an alien conglomerate for extermination. The Abrasax family - Balem (Eddie Redmayne), Kalique (Tuppence Middleton), and Titus (Douglas Booth) - see Jupiter as either a threat or an opportunity and act according to their own interests. Balem sends assassins to Chicago to eliminate her. Titus hires Caine (Channing Tatum), an elite ex-military "hunter," to protect her and bring her to him. Kalique plays her cards close to her chest; it's unclear what her goals are until she reveals them.
It's the story of another "Matrix"-style messiah figure (female this time) fighting for control of the solar system against a family of squabbling villainous siblings. The baddies keep trying to force Jupiter to sign some kind of intergalactic property deed and harvest her eggs so they can keep siphoning energy from the bodies of imprisoned humans. Now that wasn’t interesting and I really couldn’t be bothered to figure it out.  
 
Jupiter Ascending has an episodic feel to it- none of it seems complete though. The love story between Jupiter and Caine appears speeded-up. Amid stretches that don't work for one reason or another, there are also passages of beauty and simplicity and grandeur.  
 
"Jupiter" mostly lacks the crackpot inspiration that's been the Wachowskis' stock-in-trade since the late '90s. The visual architecture is pretty much tediously familiar, sound effects and music (composer Michael Giacchino ) lack distinctiveness. Mila Kunis in the title role is a washout too, So that leaves only Channing Tatum as Caine Wise to lend the film it’s repetitive heroic moments. And he does it with a seriousness and decency that is believable.   
The ridiculous love story between Wise and Jones seems a little inappropriate given the nature of their meetings and the time lapse in between. The fact that this is one sci-fi in recent history that preps-up a female lead, appears to be it’s most distinguishing point of reference. Otherwise there’s nothing much to it!

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