- UK / US / Australia
- 2h 7min
- Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski
- Cast: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, James D'Arcy, Tim Pigott-Smith
- UK release: 6 February 2015
Jupiter Jones (Kunis) is a disgruntled cleaner who's rescued by a snarling lycanthrope in gravity boots (Tatum) in order to fulfil her true destiny as monarch of Earth. The Wachowskis' labour of love plays like a complicated mix of The Princess Diaries and The Fifth Element, except that it's neither gritty nor particularly entertaining.
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This sci-fi action adventure stars Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum and Eddie Redmayne. In the future it is revealed that humans were not born on Earth but the planet was, in fact, seeded by the royal House of Abrasax, the most powerful alien dynasty, 100,000 years ago. After their mother dies, the Abrasax children and heirs to Earth - Balem (Redmayne), Kalique (Tuppence Middleton) and Titus (Douglas Booth) - compete for their inheritance. When Balem, who currently controls the planet, discovers that Earth-born cleaner Jupiter Jones (Kunis) is also an heir he arranges for her to be killed. With the help of interplanetary warrior Caine Wise (Tatum), Jupiter must face Balem as he plans to harvest the Earth. Can she rise to the challenge? The cast also features Sean Bean as Caine's comrade Stinger and Terry Gilliam in a small role.
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Jupiter Ascending3 Feb 2015
Derivative sci-fi from the Wachowski siblings comes crashing down to Earth
It's clear that Jupiter Ascending is a labour of love for its creators Andy and Lana Wachowski, who have jam-packed their ambitious intergalactic fantasy adventure full of ideas concerning genetics, reincarnation, the growing wealth divide and the…
Mila Kunis: Jupiter Ascending was like boot camp23 Nov 2014
Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum "got in trouble" for losing too much weight filming 'Jupiter Ascending'. The 31-year-old actress - who has two-month-old daughter Wyatt with fiancé Ashton Kutcher - admits the futuristic action adventure was the most…
Jupiter Ascending pushed back to 20154 Jun 2014
'Jupiter Ascending' has been pushed back to 2015. The eagerly awaited sci-fi flick - directed by 'The Matrix' helmers Andy and Lana Wachowski - has abruptly been moved from its release date next month to February next year. Film studio Warner…
WATCH: The trailer for the Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending10 Dec 2013
The sci-fi action movie stars Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis
The trailer for the Wachowskis' latest film, Jupiter Ascending, has just appeared online, with Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis providing the human element in an effects-laden extravaganza. Or rather, humanaoid – Tatum plays alien warrior Caine, whose task…
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