New Jupiter Ascending Trailer Expands the Universe

New Jupiter Ascending Trailer Expands the Universe

The Wachowskis' sci-fi epic reveals secret origins and intergalactic war

The Wachowskis won back a lot of critics with 2012's visionary genre-buster Cloud Atlas, but they've still yet to score a genuine box-office juggernaut to match their starmaking Matrix Trilogy.

The duo, their investors and Warner Bros had been hoping that the galaxy-spanning sci-fi action/adventure Jupiter Ascending would do the trick this past Summer, but the film wound up being delayed until this coming February, ostensibly to complete work on the film's extensive special effects. Now, a brand-new trailer offers a look at those effects, and reveals more of Jupiter's ambitious storyline.

In the film, Jupiter (Mila Kunis) is an ordinary working-class young woman who finds herself being hunted by aliens. Protected by a humanoid/wolf-hybrid soldier (Channing Tatum), she learns that Earth (along with thousands of other worlds) and its people were created and managed by an alien life/energy-farming corporation currently embroiled in a power-struggle; which is threatened by the possibility that Jupiter herself is the genetic-reincarnation of Earth's rightful "ruler." In addition to more story, the trailer offers better views of sprawling alien worlds, strange creatures like winged reptile-men and Sean Bean as "Stinger," a character who has been described as a human/bee hybrid.

Jupiter Ascending is due in theaters February 6th, 2015.

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Oh my god. I just hauled butt to Wikipedia because I suspected MovieBob was punking us all, but no, it's true. The Wachowskis are giving us a movie about Sean BEEan's attempts to find special nectar for his baBEE and Mila Kunis being inexplicably aroused by Channing Tatum having more in common with a dog than her. Whut.

Well, this movie just shot from "well, I should see it in the theaters because it won't look as good at home" to "goddamn I cannot wait to see this thing it's either going to be a trainwreck of glorious proportions or else change my religion."

So I'm happy to see more space adventure type movies, but every time I watch the trailers for this I can't help but think that it's going to wind up being a pretty but shitty movie. Something whose concepts are neat and visuals are great, but can't escape the gravity of bad script/acting.

Still, who knows, I've been surprised before.

Hm feels like a Hunger Games/Gardians of the Galazy/Twilight mash up to me, but basically what scotth266 said.

I hope it doesn't get caught up in the shitty script/awful acting black hole but I'm more than likely going to see it at some point anyway. I'll admit that I'm somewhat of a graphics whore and them effects do look very shiny.

Mm yeah, gotta keep those working-class girls daydreaming.

Feels a little watery to me, as a concept.

Getting more and more hyped about this!

But.... "Bring her to me". Sigh... How about "Just snipe her head off the nano second you get her in your sights. Then, fire all your missiles at her corpse!".
Oh right, because then he would actually WIN. :\

Eh, if you're expecting genuine creativity you should never watch a Wachowski movie. No, not even the Matrix.

If you enjoy watching a filmmaker commit to a premise (even if a derivative one that's been done a hundred times before) with 100% of the energy they can muster like it was the most important thing in the world, and don't mind that this will make the film so pretentious that the pretension itself is somehow up its own arse... well, they're pretty fun.

That was how I cured myself of disliking Cloud Atlas. The first time I walked into the movie I'd made the mistake of listening to the marketing buzz about how creative and deep it was, so when the actual film was basically a by-the numbers vignette piece without any solid connecting theme that was even more trite than Love, Actually I responded with more annoyance than it merited. Once I realized that it was a trite premise _treated_ as if it was for-reals art for _style_ purposes, I was immediately able to lighten up and enjoy the overworked writing and sets (and that Tom Hanks' acting pulled a big chunk of the movie out of the bin with his self-awareness of his own over-seriousness).

Albeit, what I initially came in to say is that I'll watch this movie because it's very clearly a barely-veiled Deathstalker movie in all its mid-90s pulp/cyberpunk pretentious glory.

Kenjitsuka:
But.... "Bring her to me". Sigh... How about "Just snipe her head off the nano second you get her in your sights. Then, fire all your missiles at her corpse!".
Oh right, because then he would actually WIN. :\

Because it's a Deathstalker movie and the entire setting is shaped around setting up 90s-dramatic one-liners and justifying melodramatic nonsense like entering a coliseum-style dueling arena to win back your captured girlfriend or, y'know, swords and giant mech suits coexisting with real artillery in the first place. I can assure you 100% that your objection will be justified with some plot token or other, and that that token will be silly on its face but accepted at face value. My money's on the planet being technobabbled to her so if she dies, it dies or similar nonsense.

To clarify: awesome nonsense. The line between dramatic and camp not really existing is sort of the point of the genre.

EDIT: See also "Dune", the version David Lynch did. Which is conveniently both the movie this one seems to be drawing visual cues from and the book the Deathstalker books they're ripping off were a campy soap-opera version of.

I alwyas keep forgetting that this film is coming out soon, I mean it look more of a summer release sort of movie! Also Sean Bean is in it? So what is the odd that he will actually stayed alived in the entire film?

Well this'll definitely look incredible even if I'm not convinced that it'll hang together and could easily come off as silly.

Was the "I love dogs" comment supposed to be as hilariously awkward as that?

This trailer feels a lot like a spolier and i feel sorry that I watched it. The plot doesn't seem too interesting either. Though I'm still definitely gonna see it just 'cause of the Wachowskis.

This just makes me sad.

Space opera is still waiting for the next Star Wars, it seems.

Aristatide:
Oh my god. I just hauled butt to Wikipedia because I suspected MovieBob was punking us all, but no, it's true. The Wachowskis are giving us a movie about Sean BEEan's attempts to find special nectar for his baBEE and Mila Kunis being inexplicably aroused by Channing Tatum having more in common with a dog than her. Whut.

Well, this movie just shot from "well, I should see it in the theaters because it won't look as good at home" to "goddamn I cannot wait to see this thing it's either going to be a trainwreck of glorious proportions or else change my religion."

Pretty much all of this.

By the Emperor this thing sounds so dumb I had to look it up because I thought MovieBob was screwing with us cause it's Friday or something. I was hoping this was going to be a great movie but now I'm not so sure.

I came to this page harboring much doubt. I will leave it with a movie that I cannot wait to see. Space Opera HOOOOOOOOOOO!

WOOOOOOO, WACHOWSKI MADNESS!

That's why I love those two. They go all out on their crazy ideas. Even if said ideas result in a massive train wreck, I can't help but admire that dedication to insanity.

I really want to want to see this, but I just can't get excited about these trailers. The concept seems like a B movie idea that is trying to be an A movie in it's seriousness. It just seems like something in the trailers is missing a key note. When I first saw the Guardians trailer, it was silly, it knew what it was and then it excelled at that once it finally hit the screen. Jupiter just seems to be lacking that same; spirit, soul, energy, etc..

I hope I'm wrong, because I love a good space sci-fi movie, even a cheesy one. So hopefully there is more to this than the trailer.

We have been taught that the birthplace of the human race is Earth. It is not.

Well it didn't take too long for me to start rolling my eyes with a low groan.

What are those dragon dudes, does anyone know?

They seem rather oddly thrown in to me, but I admit to knowing nothing about this movie or it's possible source materials.

I have to say that there's one truly burning question that remains to be answered about this movie. How will Sean Bean die this time?

hentropy:

We have been taught that the birthplace of the human race is Earth. It is not.

Well it didn't take too long for me to start rolling my eyes with a low groan.

Everyone knows the birthplace of humankind is Kobol.........jeez

Angnor:
I have to say that there's one truly burning question that remains to be answered about this movie. How will Sean Bean die this time?

Death by "Harvest" or "Let gravity decide"

Cloud Atlas did all right by the critics, and was well received at some of the film festivals, but it was pretty polarizing. And as far as box office went, it was kind of a dud, especially in the U.S..

...Don't get me wrong, I thought it was an amazing movie, and I wanted- hoped- that it would do better than it did. The costume and make-up work alone was both masterful and audacious, and I wanted to personally thank every actor in it for seeing such a project through.

But, yeah, they need a hit. And I'm just not sure Jupiter is it.

In addition to more story, the trailer offers better views of sprawling alien worlds, strange creatures like winged reptile-men and Sean Bean as "Stinger," a character who has been described as a human/bee hybrid.

La dee-dee, one two three...

 

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