We had been out last night to watch Jupiter Ascending at the Reel Cinemas at the Dubai Mall. Since the first Trailer I was very much looking forward for this Movie. I am not the biggest fan of Mila Kunis but so far all Movies I had seen with Channing Tatum turned out great.
The Plot in short: The inhabitants of the Earth have no idea that life on her and many other planets was planted by extraterrestrial noble houses long time ago Once the created life forms have achieved a certain level of development, they are “harvested” in order to gain from them a youth serum and thus ensure their own eternal life. When the ruler of the most powerful dynasties dies, a war for the inheritance breaks out between their children Balem (Eddie Redmayne), Kalique (Tuppence Middleton) and Titus (Douglas Booth). But on Earth and in complete ignorance yet another possible heir is possible: The young Jupiter Jones, unaware of her fate and working pretty unsuccessful as a House cleaner. However, when the genetically modified ex-mercenary Caine (Channing Tatum) tracks her, all her life is changing upside down. He gives the young woman a glimpse of her true nature, which could affect the balance of the entire universe. However, Jupiter’s descent also poses great danger in form of Balem who wants to see them dead at any cost...
Caine: It can be difficult for people from underdeveloped worlds to hear that their planet is not the only inhabited planet.
Having had almost a day now between watching the movie my opinion is pretty clear, when leaving the cinemas I was not sure if I liked Jupiter Ascending or not. Reason for this is that I would have wished that the main characters would have developed a bit better. The special effects, the action, and other elements are fantastic in this Movie. The Movie looks amazing and as do the space ships, the worlds they built were fantastic and believable as well. I loved that, this is what makes out a good Science Fiction Movie as well. But I found the story somewhere a bit predictable and now and than it has its flaws. The coolest thing for me were the Boots that Caine used for flying.
Within the 127 minute this film is having on running time it tries to build a complex new mythology of a trans-universal order. This probably was done to have a proper setup for eventual sequels.
I really liked the chemistry between Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, had they had deeper developed Characters I think this would have been a brilliant movie. The end leaves a lot open and I am sure this franchise will continue.
Verdict: It is not the best Science Fiction Movie ever, but alone for the amazing designed Worlds it is worth watching this Movie on the big screen. The story is not too bad either.
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