Jupiter Ascending Is The Biggest Hot Mess Of The Wachowskis’ Career

Andy and Lana Wachowski haven’t had a good time of it since The Matrix. After re-defining the sci-fi cinema landscape with black pleather and bullet-time, they filled out the trilogy with two critical failures now viewed as the benchmark for just how far, how fast a series can fall. Try though they might, neither of their subsequent films, Speed Racer or Cloud Atlas, was able to recapture even a fraction of the magic of their most famous effort.

Now, they return with Jupiter Ascending, in which Channing Tatum is a pointy-eared space bounty hunter/dog, Mila Kunis is a long-lost space princess, and Oscar nominee Eddie Redmayne chews scenery like it’s going out of style. So. Is the post-Matrix Wachowskis curse broken?

No. So much no. Spoilers follow.

Read the rest at Nerd Approved.

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One thought on “Jupiter Ascending Is The Biggest Hot Mess Of The Wachowskis’ Career

  1. Kevin Rusley (@KevRuzz) says:

    I remember getting worried when in the trailer Ned Stark says “It’s not what you do, it’s what you are.” In other words, don’t worry about being an active protagonist, little lady, your destiny is to sit back and be a pawn in somebody else’s power struggle.

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