Jupiter Ascending

Jupiter Ascending ★★★½

___________________________________________________________
Film #6 of the Awards Season Scavenger Hunt!
Task #6 A film with less than 45% on Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic that you like" (Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 26%)
letterboxd.com/zuul/list/awards-season-scavenger-hunt/
___________________________________________________________

I hoped that, despite the negative reviews, I would like this film. I watched it and I must say it was a very decent film. Not the new Matrix, but good enough for me. The beginning is a bit confusing but I decided to not try too hard to understand it and just have faith that things would become clear. That worked.

Things I liked: The film is action packed, colourful, has stunning FX. A somewhat original story and characters. The music is very good too.

Things I disliked:
Sometimes the action and special effects scenes got too confusing to actually know what I was watching. It's just flashes and explosions, things that hardly have a distinctive shape are flying into each other, a trend that Michael Bay started with the Transformers franchise, I guess.

Eddie Redmayne's character was awful, couldn't they come up with a better villain?

The 'harvesting' plot was a bit of a Matrix rehash, the same goes for "People are oblivious to what is going on out here, let me show you around, and by the way, YOU are the chosen one".

One more thing: Mila Kunis has that waaay to memorable face, and voice, that makes me unable to forget I'm looking at Mila Kunis instead of Jupiter Jones, or whoever she plays in other movies. I think she is attractive but she basically plays herself in different situations.

Alright, let's go watch #7 now.

7/10

zuul liked this review