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Monday, March 9, 2015

Jupiter Ascending - Movie Review - Podcast


Another odd choice for the Wachowskis is Jupiter Ascending. Another film with great potential, and another wasted effort. This film is also based off of an original idea from them. Problem is, how original can it be when it tries to be John Carter of Mars with elements of The Matrix in it? Mila Kunis (Black Swan) is The One. I mean she's a reincarnated form of royalty that is being hunted by the rulers of the universe. Some bio-engineered slaves try to protect her and show her the truth about her world. Sound familiar? Film comparisons aside, this movie tries to be too epic. Instead of blowing their load the first time, the Wachowskis should have shrunk down the one-hundred and twenty-seven minute run time, and focused more on Jupiter's (Kunis) dealings with bounty hunters on Earth, instead of trying to introduce her to the entire universe in one film. The film screams for multiple entries. It also screams for a better collection of villains. The universal rulers are ***SPOILER ALERT*** pampered white royalty with British accents! Wow, haven't seen that before (eye roll). They consistently appear throughout the film to make sure that no one has forgotten about them. Guess what? They're so stuffed with pompous arrogance that's wrapped in a bow of cliches, we're unable to forget them even if they weren't popping up every five to ten minutes.

Joe and Mike sit and discuss the latest movie release and news of the week! Please join us.

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