Jupiter Ascending Blu-ray AVForums Review

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    1. Casimir Harlow

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      Thank you Cas,
      You have confirmed my suspicions that this is complete tosh :laugh:
       
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      The film did look stunning when i saw it at the cinema and i would love to see it at home, but i don't think it's a purchase for me, the film was a mess...
       
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      I really want another 3D movie to give my projector a work out, as it it is a little under used, and this sounds like good eye candy, but my crap-movie tolerance seems to be much lower than it used to be and this sounds like a watch once. But then I enjoyed Cloud Atlas and even Speed racer - the Wachowskis sure know how to make a good looking movie, if nothing else. Oooh, just don't know...
       
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      I loved Speed Racer and Cloud Atlas. Jupiter Ascending was no fun though. Complete tosh I'm afraid. That said, I'm tempted to get it in 3D too, to give it another shot...
       
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      Seems as the budget for their movies goes up, the quality goes down, a lot of Directors with that problem.
       
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      Tosh or not, I quite enjoyed it.
      Great to look at and kinda fun.
       
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      Just go for it, I went in blind for this one and it kept me entertained for 2 hours
       
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      You know, I'm suffering from exactly the same thing. I wonder if it's catching ?

      This movie suffered from the reverse of most Hollywood movies. It had far too much plot, so you end up not really giving much of a monkey's about anyone in it, as they were trying too hard to get all of the universe in, lost it;s focus.
       
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      Nearly didn't watch this for the bad reviews, but I do think there's an element of following the crowd with reviewers at times.

      Fair comment, the storyline is a little weak but actually overall it's pretty entertaining. You'll never watch it again, but for a little fun , it's worth a punt.

      I bet it looked amazing at the cinema, the effects are stunning and scaled.
       
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      One of the worst film's I've sat through, Almost turned it off about 30min's in as it was that bad, but the Mrs wanted to watch it.
       
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      No one is really selling it to me - think I will wait for it to turn up on Netflix...
       
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      I watched this today in 3D. Totally agree with the critics. The story is a mess. The characters are awful, the 3D is average. I don't think I'd want to put myself through it again. When the credits started I was just wondering what the hell it was all about. What a wasted opportunity.
       
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      And the moral of the story is - Once a scrubber always a scrubber!
       
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      If it was funny it would be laughable, it takes itself so seriously though that it's just plain embarrassingly awful.
       
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      I turned it of last week far quicker after a few seconds of Eddie Redmayne.
      I came back to this week with my immunity up.
      It just seemed like they chucked a load of sci-fi films in a blender stuck all the bits together and then recast it. Hear some of the things I so similarity with.
      Dune the style of the clothing and architecture, I even thought the taken the name of the family for a few second then realized it was different.
      The Fifth Element Eddie Redmayne( the single worst thing in the film) doing a Gary Oldman even had lizard as henchmen, and the police(what ever they were) reminded me as well. Who ever handed him an Oscar should have slapped him with it a few times for for his performance in this film(yes I know he won it for The Theory of Everything apart from his bloody awful performance in Jupiter.
      Flash Gordon flying into the fortification.
      I also got the feel of teen films Percy Jackson, Hunger Games?????? And what the hell what that all about getting recognition who she was with all the you need this, no I cant give you that you need a so and so. If you thought it was on a low level this took it way lower. They must have got a bit of Mr Bean in there when they were mixing it all up.
      John Carter, the wedding.
      how many time did the hero have to save her the exact same way at the very last second.

      I often go the opposite to the general consensus on films e.g. I quite liked John Carter but at present for this film go with Cas mark of 5.
       
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      It was a homage to the bureaucracy in Brazil hence Terry Gilliam appearing. I liked it. Even royalty has to go through layer after layer of unhelpful jobsworths to claim their throne.
      It also possibly a bit of a homage to Kafka's The Trial.
       
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      Just caught up with this on Blu-Ray and it's basically candyfloss: glorious on a very basic level but also completely insubstantial and forgotten all about once it's finished.

      I've never seen "Bound" so can't comment. "The Matrix" is a stone cold classic that has permanently and justifiably entered popular culture. I watched the sequel and thought it horribly bloated and terribly paced. I've never even bothered with the third film in the trilogy.

      I bought "Speed Racer" but still haven't watched it (I'm a bit apprehensive now, at least it was cheap). "Cloud Atlas" was ambitious but had too many flaws to be truly satisfying and now there's this.

      Each of their films just increasingly seems to be a logistical and technical exercise - they put a lot on the screen but the stories are just so basic and lacking. How is a boy-rescues-girl-from-peril story in any way original or thought-provoking?

      I wasn't bored and the Chicago chase sequence really was breathtaking, but it's starting to feel like they are just trading on one past glory and their reputation as visionaries is unwarranted.
       
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