Jupiter Ascending

Film Review by Ross McIndoe | 25 Jun 2015
  • Jupiter Ascending
Film title: Jupiter Ascending
Director: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Starring: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean
Release date: 29 Jun
Certificate: 12A

In the Wachowskis' latest film, Channing Tatum plays a flying wolfman from space. The film to fit that description is going to be outlandish, unusual, action-packed and at least a little comical. Jupiter Ascending is all of those things. It might also be imaginative, visually impressive, emotionally engaging, exciting and genuinely funny. Jupiter Ascending is not really any of these things. Channing Tatum plays a flying wolfman from space, and this film is somehow boring.

A vast universe is created, with civilisations on far flung planets with technology far beyond our own, and aristocratic power struggles dating back before our own began. But from the opening scenes of Kunis as a modern day Cinderella, scrubbing apartments while dreaming of a better life, all the way through to the obligatory blockbuster finale where the rest of the budget is spectacularly combusted in a shower of CGI, not one moment of the movie is interesting.

Released on DVD and Blu-ray from Warner Home Video