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Jupiter Ascending (2015)

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A young woman discovers her destiny as an heiress of intergalactic nobility and must fight to protect the inhabitants of Earth from an ancient and destructive industry.

Directors:

Lana Wachowski (as The Wachowskis), Lilly Wachowski (as The Wachowskis)

Writers:

Lilly Wachowski (as The Wachowskis), Lana Wachowski (as The Wachowskis)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mila Kunis ... Jupiter Jones
Channing Tatum ... Caine Wise
Sean Bean ... Stinger Apini
Eddie Redmayne ... Balem Abrasax
Douglas Booth ... Titus Abrasax
Tuppence Middleton ... Kalique Abrasax
Nikki Amuka-Bird ... Diomika Tsing
Christina Cole ... Gemma Chatterjee
Nicholas A. Newman Nicholas A. Newman ... Nesh
Ramon Tikaram ... Phylo Percadium
Ariyon Bakare ... Greeghan
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Aleksa
Frog Stone ... Aunt Nino
David Ajala ... Ibis
Doona Bae ... Razo
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Storyline

Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people's houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine Wise, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along - her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. Written by Production

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence, sequences of sci-fi action, some suggestive content and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

6 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jupiter Ascending See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$176,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,372,372, 8 February 2015

Gross USA:

$47,387,723

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$183,887,723
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first 3D movie directed by the Wachowski sisters. See more »

Goofs

Jupiter's father has a brass-bound telescope, an expensive antique with poor optics that would not be used by a serious amateur astronomer.

But the city is identified as St Petersburg, which means those scenes take place after the 1991 dissolution of the USSR (when the city, then called Leningrad, was renamed St Petersburg) but, given Jupiter's age in the film, prior to the year 2000. In the 1990s, St Petersburg was still recovering from the Siege of Leningrad, the longest, most destructive, and most lethal siege in modern history, and decades of severe economic depression with food rationing, infrastructure failures, and multiple families lived together in 'kommunalkas' ('communal apartments') that would at most house a single family in much of the rest of the world. Luxury items like modern telescopes would have been completely unobtainable. Even antique telescopes with poor optics would have been seen as decadent and would likely have been traded outright to benefit one's family or, as in the film, stolen by others. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jupiter Jones: Technically speaking, I'm an alien. And from the perspective of Immigration, an illegal one. My parents met at the University in Saint Petersburg, where he taught Astrophysics and she taught Applied Mathematics. My mother fell in love with him when she found him almost frozen to death on the bank of the Neva, staring at the stars.
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Crazy Credits

The opening logos for Warner Brothers Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, and Rat-Pac Dune Entertainment are shown as solid gold with fancy engraving highlights. See more »


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U Kogo-to Budut Neptiyanosty
Written by Ethan Stoller
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Jupiter Falls: A Visual Spectacle Bereft of Narrative Eloquence
6 February 2015 | by prospectus_capricorniumSee all my reviews

JUPITER ASCENDING's strength comes chiefly from its visually extravagant presentation of a mammoth romantic cosmic tale. Its promise of an engaging story soars at the start, but from the heights it reached within its complex and ever expanding universe, it descends rapidly and falls flat with its poor and brow-arching narrative. The film's biggest mistake is that it focuses heavily on decorating its worlds and everything in them, that it leaves its script poorly delivered and blandly executed. Its story, following an ordinary woman deemed to be "the Chosen One", rolls and branches out from one world to another now and then, but often gets derailed from its spine, and thus gets left unresolved. It gets further dragged by uninteresting and underdeveloped characters you would rather laugh about and love if they weren't in the scene.

JUPITER ASCENDING fails to carry out a glorious astral ascent. In spite of its jaw-dropping visual prestige, it misfires and never soars past its cinematographic grandeur. A thrilling visual presentation utterly bereft of narrative eloquence, JUPITER ASCENDING is another huge cinematic mishap, best appreciated by audience that are only after feeding the eyes. I give this movie 5/10 stars.


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