What I'm Watching : Jupiter Ascending

What I'm Watching :  Jupiter Ascending - littleladylittlecity.com
The other day we went and saw Jupiter Ascending with my dad, and --Spoiler Alert-- we all wish we hadn't. Before I get into all the of bad (and trust me there was a LOT of bad) I'd like to point out that there is some good. By some I really mean the two things that the movie had going for it.
What I'm Watching :  Jupiter Ascending - littleladylittlecity.com
What I'm Watching :  Jupiter Ascending - littleladylittlecity.com
What I'm Watching :  Jupiter Ascending - littleladylittlecity.com
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First, this movie is probably one of the most beautiful I've seen in a long time. From the costumes to the special effects and everything in between, it is just gorgeous. The dresses they fashioned for Mila Kunis to wear were absolutely breathtaking, especially the one pictured above. All of the outer space sequences just blew my mind as well. Oh, and there was this scene with bees-- just so beautiful and so well done. As someone who does very minor computer effects I can appreciate how much talent/skill is involved, not to mention the amount of people/man hours it takes to pull stuff like that off.
What I'm Watching :  Jupiter Ascending - littleladylittlecity.com
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Second is Sean Bean. Really, that's it. I like him as an actor so I'm excited anytime he shows up.

As for the bad, my dad summed it up well when he said "very pretty move, probably would have been better on mute." The story was just a train wreck from the get-go with trope after trope. It's a tale as old as time: girl has horrible life, wants something more, only to (SPOILER ALERT) find out she's the reincarnation of a queen from another planet. (End Spoiler) We then go on a convoluted story with some of the worst dialogue I've heard for about 40 minutes too long. Truth be told, I'm not sure why studios are still giving The Wachowskis so much money to make these movies without getting someone other than them to write the screenplays. I know they can assemble a great team to create a beautiful movie, but this one was just another example of of bad stories/dialogue written by them. Jupiter Ascending was suppose to have been released July of 2014, but they held it until February of this year because the special effects needed more work. It's very telling of a big budget when a studio goes from releasing it during the summer season to February, where movies go to die (kids movies exception).

Basically what I'm saying is if you are a fan of special effects, or if this movie happens to be on tv and you have a really great magazine by your side, then maybe you should watch it. What movies have you seen that were visually wonderful but the story was lack luster? Or what's one of the worst movies you've seen recently?

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10 comments :

  1. I've read a lot of reviews about this movie that are similar to what you've said here. It does look really pretty so I'll probably end up watching it eventually, but I'll wait til it comes out on Netflix.

    I haven't been to a movie in ages but I've really been wanting to see Big Hero 6 (although I'm not even sure if it's in theatres anymore.)

    x Kathryn
    Through the Thicket

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  2. awe i love mila kunis! sad to hear it wasn't that good!

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  3. The worst one I've seen in awhile was Interstellar. I think it was an either you love it or hate it kinda movie. I was about to leave the theatre so many times. So. Much. Crying. Everyone crying, all the time!! It looked nice but that was about it for me. There was a scene where the space door wouldn't connect. It was like 5 min of just the space door.... not connecting...ever. Matt Damon didn't even need to be in it. It was like an hour of Matt Damon that could have been cut right out with no detriment to the storyline!

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  4. Wow, thanks for this review! I was planning to go and buy a ticket (it's still showing in a movie theatre in my city), but you've just saved me a couple of bucks. Maybe I'll wait until it's aired on TV. Thanks again!


    Love, Dara
    holadarla.com

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  5. I almost saw this movie earlier this week but ended up seeing the Wedding Ringer instead! I'm glad I saved my time and money! The Wedding Ringer actually ended up being quite funny, but the main actor in it (Josh Gad) is who voiced Olaf in Frozen so I couldn't help but picture him talking throughout the movie! :P

    lauren / lipstick & lacquer

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  6. Definitely think Netflix is the way to go, especially if you are doing something else too, baking or reading a magazine, hehe.

    Big Hero 6 was pretty cute! This (http://img.pandawhale.com/155662-Big-Hero-6-baymax-petting-cat-KRsD.gif) was my favorite part!

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  7. I really love her too, so it was such a bummer that the movie was so bad :(

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  8. Interstellar was another movie I totally wanted to love! Again it was very beautiful movie but the rest was lack luster for sure. And you're right there was so much crying, haha!

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  9. I would definitely just wait for it to come out on Netflix or something for sure.

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  10. Oh man I really wanted to see the Wedding Ringer! Glad to hear it was really funny, I definitely think you made the right choice with that :)

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