Jupiter Ascending

Jupiter Ascending ★★½

Not the under-appreciated treasure I was ready for it to be. It's gorgeous to look at. There are some really interesting sequences. Otherwise, it devolves pretty quickly into plot gobbledygook with bad performances. Redmayne is the only person actually giving the kind of performance this movie needed. Everyone is so weirdly modulated for such a ridiculous venture. Go big!

I super respect what the Wachowskis were going for. It reminded me a lot of ALITA and AQUAMAN: big, earnest, and unapologetically dorky. I just don't think JUPITER ASCENDING works often enough to outrun the parts that don't.