Sam’s parents saw Star Wars: A New Hope 24 times when it first came out, so none of this is really her fault. That’s Jupiter Ascending. Eddie Redmayne is her space-family and he wants the Earth. She discovers she is a space princess who owns the Earth when space-wolf Tatum saves her from Roswell aliens who attack her while she’s having her eggs harvested. Our box office wrap-up for the weekend of February 22, 2015, featuring new releases such as 'McFarland, USA' and 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2. That’s Jupiter Ascending. If ‘Jupiter Ascending’ were just as accomplished in its plotting and character development, it would be brilliant, but instead it’s a stunning, wildly creative book cover with a mediocre story inside.”, “Aside from a bloodless downtown action sequence and scenes with Jupiter’s family that do nothing to establish a sense of place, most of ‘Jupiter Ascending’ (pushed from its scheduled release last summer) is set in a shiny orange world where the explosions are just as dull as they are on Earth. "Bond 24" no more, Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes and the whole gang are back for one more James Bond romp, welcoming newcomers Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci. Here are nine of them: “There were a couple points in ‘Jupiter Ascending’ that provoked a big burst of laughter from the audience at a recent screening I attended. Okay, I’m going to try. “Ultimately, this all boils down to two questions: 1) Is ‘Jupiter Ascending’ completely bananas? Seeing Jupiter Ascending redone without the romance and in the vein of, say, A Scanner Darkly could be genius. It's described as a cross between "Gravity" and "Castaway" and stars Matt Damon with Ridley Scott directing. We take a look back at our Riskiest Box Office Bets of 2015 to see how they performed. David O. Russell and Jennifer Lawrence are back together once again, which means it's time for another wacky, outlandish, probably Oscar-nominated film, this time about the inventor of Miracle Mop. ', Our box office wrap-up for the weekend of February 15, 2015 - featuring new films 'Fifty Shades of Grey' & 'Kingsman: The Secret Service.'. ‘Jupiter Ascending’ is a screaming, speeding train wreck of wild special effects that goes off the rails when the plot develops gaping holes and takes inexplicable turns.”, “This movie is worse than bad. ), that’s okay! Star Wars: Everything You Need To Read To Fully Understand Rise of Skywalker, The Mandalorian Season 2 Trailer Confirms Season 1 Character Return, Bly Manor Episode 1 Has A Stephen King’s The Shining Easter Egg, The Trial of the Chicago 7 Review: An Entertaining & Timely Drama, The Kid Detective Review: A Uniquely Entertaining Noir Style Dramedy, Over the Moon Review: A Delightful & Wonderfully Magical Animated Musical, Love and Monsters Review: This Adventure Comedy Is A Delightful Distraction, Murder Manual Trailer: Emilia Clarke Horror Movie [EXCLUSIVE], Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Star Wars: Why Palpatine Didn't Have Another Apprentice After Return of the Jedi, The Best (& Safest) Names to Use in Among Us, Xbox Series X Will Take Just As Long To Install Games As Xbox One. Everything about "The Martian" screams prestige. 'Jupiter Ascending' is a baffling mix of material that is both impressively innovative, and utterly ridiculous. They’re just given silly things to do.”, “Detached from all logic, blind to 50 years of science-fiction cliches and brimming with only bad ideas, ‘Jupiter Ascending’ is what happens when creative freedom slides into lunacy . The 2010s were hardly free of bad movies; there were more than enough to go around. A one-stop shop for all things video games. Next time they should stop pretending to be sci-fi visionaries. Email us. There are montages where Mila Kunis scrubs toilets. I rarely feel that way about movies, but this one needed some sort of tie-in comic or novel at the very least to make it work in a two-hour window. From Bound to Jupiter Ascending, we’re taking a look at the work of director Lilly and Lana Wachowski and ranking it from worst to best. We have not seen a single still, behind-the-scenes photo or frame of video, but with Josh Trank ("Chronicle") directing this cast, we're betting Fox gets "Fantastic Four" right this time. You may have inferred from the trailers that Eddie Redmayne is this film’s antagonist. We look back at our favorite (and best) movies of 2014 as well as look forward to Screen Rant's most anticipated films of 2015! . So all that said, I think they have a lot of talent and I have enjoyed more of their work than I haven't. Why Are the Two Generations of Charmed Ones Fighting. We don’t get to see Kunis looking really cool until the very end of the film, at which point I wanted way more of that.