Jupiter Ascending: What You Need To Know
Lana and Andy Wachowski don’t do anything unless it’s ginormous, they’re the writing and directing pair who were behind the camera and pen on The Matrix trilogy, the sci-fi series that changed everything and they’ve gone on to make genre bending delights like Cloud Atlas, Speed Racer and now Jupiter Ascending.
Here’s everything you need to know about their new adventure…
What’s The Plot?
Right. Here goes: On Earth Jupiter Jones is a cleaner and a down on her luck cleaner at that, but in a distant galaxy, she’s actually the heiress of intergalactic nobility. She knows none of this until Caine Wise, genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down and protect her from the Abraxas family, all of whom want her dead. From then on it’s a battle to stay alive and a battle to protect Earth from the fate that awaits it if she doesn’t claim her inheritance.
Who’s In It?
Mila Kunis stars as Jupiter Jones, with Channing Tatum and some lovely elven ears as Caine Wise, Sean Bean plays Stinger Apini, Tatum’s commander, while Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton and Eddie Redmayne play the Abraxas family’s three children.
Does It Deliver?
This is classic Wachowski. A huge concept, big ideas, fantastic production design and dazzling visual effects. It won’t make you think in the same way The Matrix did, but it’s certainly a lot of fun.
Jupiter Ascending is released on Blu-Ray and DVD today (June 29th).