The Grade Book: “Jupiter Ascending”

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The Grade Book: Jupiter Ascending 

 

Plot: A young woman is targeted by members of a powerful family when they discover that she may be royalty to certain planets.

Directors: Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski

Writers: Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski

Cast: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, and Sean Bean

Genre: Sci-fi, Action, Fantasy

Running Time:  2 hours and 7 minutes

U.S. Release Date: February 6th, 2015

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some violence, sequences of sci-fi action, some suggestive content and partial nudity)

 

WE LIVE FILM GRADE AVERAGE: D+

AMOUNT OF GRADES GIVEN: 10

(Lowest Grade Given: F, Highest Grade Given: B-)

CONSENSUS: Jupiter Ascending opens strongly and is beautiful to look at, but the film becomes messier and duller by the minute — ultimately making it a disappointing misfire from The Wachowskis.

 

Ian Bulaclac

Grade: C

This movie started out good but once the movie goes to space it gets really bad. It had some impressive action scenes and I also enjoyed Channing Tatum. Eddie Redmayne and Mila Kunis were just bad in this one and I was so amazed at how bad both of their performances were, especially from Redmayne.

Chad Gleason

Grade: F

Not even the amazing special effects and some nice action set pieces can save one of the biggest disasters in movie history. What a depressing waste of talent. So bummed.

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Viktor Guizar

Grade: C+

A very impressive visual spectacle, but nothing more. It has cheesy dialogue and a cliche plot, enjoyable only if you are willing to turn off your brain for a couple of hours and just have a fun (and silly) ride.

Leah Hather

Grade: C

The Wachowskis have been too ambitious for their own good. Concentrating far too much on the CGI, the plot lacks creativity. This is a classic example of style over substance.

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Mike Holtz

Grade: D

Mila Kunis in space. Channing Tatum with elf ears and space rollerskates. It didn’t sound like a good idea. It wasn’t a good idea. Except for one really impressive action scene at least.

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Nick Iacobucci

Grade: D

This is yet another example of filmmakers concentrating all of their efforts and funds on how the film looks. No characters to remember and dialogue you only want to forget! It does look amazing however.

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Evan Luxenberg

Grade: D

A horribly written film with awful acting but stunning visuals.

Daniel Rester

Grade: B-

The Wachowskis have turned in another ambitious and visual stunning effort with Jupiter Ascending. That said, the film looses its footing plot-wise and becomes dull after the first 30 minutes or so. I enjoyed Channing Tatum and Sean Bean’s chemistry, and much of the spectacle, but Eddie Radmayne and Mila Kunis give mediocre performances at best and the movie just becomes cluttered and repetitive. This is not a particularly good film, but I also don’t understand the immense hate some critics have for it.

Luke Robinson

Grade: D

Guardians Of The Galaxy The Phantom Menace – Fun = Jupiter Ascending

Bryan Sudfield

Grade: D+

I wanted to like this movie…but I didn’t. Channing Tatum is the best part of the movie, as are the outstanding visuals. Mila Kunis, who I’m a fan of, doesn’t do much for me in this movie. Eddie Redmayne is truly awful and laughable in the movie as the villain. The movie lost me after the first 30 minutes, as afterwards it just dragged. For die hard fans of the Wachowskis, I would say you should go see this at matinee, but don’t pay full price. It’s a very disappointing film.

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