Thursday, January 29, 2015

Films I'm looking forward to: Jupiter Ascending - "Reign of Jupiter"



Jupiter Ascending, I've mentioned this film before, a time or two.

Here's the synopsis: Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Years later, Jupiter still dreams of those stars but wakes to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets. Only when Caine, a genetically engineered alien bred to hunt, 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, and that there are forces out in the long dark of space who would kill entire planets just to possess her.

Love it.

So, for some reason (a complete disconnect from the world/audience/reality), Warner Brothers thought debuting this at Sundance would be a good idea. As a result, whether or not the film turns out to be good or bad, there's currently no shortage of sneering and snickering about it on Twitter. What a surprise, right? Who would've thought that the Sundance crowd wouldn't be into a giant Space Opera sci-fi action flick by the people who made The Matrix and Cloud Atlas? Not Warner Brothers apparently, which means they are now super nervous about the film's release, obviously because they're run not just by dumb animals, but panicky ones as well. And all of that, is how we've now ended up with this, a three minute long "Extended Look" Trailer mere days before the film opens.

It's basically a show-off reel/explain-o mini-version of the film.

Sounds good to me. Let's watch...


Seriously... A new Space Opera? I am so in. I don't care what anyone says, this looks fantastic.

Can't wait,
Jon

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