Let me be very fair here, this is not the best movie in my opinion. But, this movie is fun, it has purpose and is very enjoyable to watch.
One of the worst ways to make a cult movie is to set out to make a cult movie.
An old-fashioned movie made with new-fashioned finesse.
The negative reviewers of this movie prove a very dangerous thesis. That cognitively (I did or did not just make up that word.) challenged less-evolved humans ( Those whom are not right-brain dominant.) should NOT be allowed to write movie reviews or vote. Stupidity has a momentum all its own and can cause disasters of universal proportions.
First of all, I am not an expert in movies. No one is. Just as there are no experts in poetry either. All anyone can do is offer informed and studied opinion and in my informed and studied opinion Jupiter Ascending is a gloriously fun and entertaining movie. Is it extraordinary? I don't feel so but since in my opinion I've only seen one that came close and that was Lawrence of Arabia. Peter O'toole is definitely in my top ten of greatest actors.
Sorry, I digress. After reading hundreds of negative reviews about this movie the one consistent theme throughout all of them was that the reviewers wanted specific things from the movie before actually seeing it. They kept harping about how everything was so shallow and not fleshed out. It was as if they wanted a great movie without themselves having to work at making it a great movie. An audience brings a great movie to the theatre. Your imagination should be flying even before you get to the theatre. But obviously these reviewers left their imaginations at home (If they even possess one.) because to say this movie is lacking (in my opinion) in anything is ludicrous.
The first time I watched this film I had no knowledge of it, hence no preconceived notions. Just the title and companion graphics peeked my interest enough to watch the trailer. I watched it immediately. I was still unaware of the backstory to this film even though I saw it for the first time in fall of 2017. I was amazed, truly amazed. As of this writing I've watched it dozens of times and every time my imagination fills in just a little more of the Universe that the W's created. This movie gives you just enough in all the right ways so YOU can CREATE an incredible story.
Just a few more things and I'll leave you to watch this wonderful movie. After you do, then come back and read these reviews again and you will see some of their ideas on the film are completely wrong. The reviewers keep screaming about plot blanks. That the characters get from one point to another with no continuity. This is patently false. Not once did I ever lose the thread of what was taking place. Of course, I have an imagination so I don't need everything explained. But that's just me...
If you're a voracious reader like myself you tend, or always perhaps, see the novel in movie form. With great attention to detail you fill in the blanks of the scene the author is describing. With movies, especially this movie, the directors have given you the most glorious visuals and as always the dialogue is there for context. It is up to you to create this stunning world you have been given a glimpse of. I wish you could see it the way I saw it, with an utter lack of reference but please do your best. Never take an opinion on faith, even if that opinion is accepted as fact by millions. Ones opinion can be a tragedy. Millions blindly following that same opinion can be an election.10/10
Now here are we talking about a really, really bad movie. Nothing works in this movie. Its extremely boring, the plot doesn't make sense and the actor walk around with an facial expression saying: what I'm doing in this mess? Above all that's the movie is pretentious and tries to be "serious" which fails pretty dismantle. The worst actor in this mess is the evil guy that walks around and whispers all the time. I guess the director thought that would be cool or creepy but it was nothing like that. Me and my son laugh so hard at this stupidity. Another extremely silly scene is the one in the barn where the bees attacks the queen but she doesn't get hurt. Then this moron that hangs around with the queen says: well you don't get hurt because the bees are trained not to hurt royalties. Really???? Hahahahahahaha If you have a really good patients or an ocean of time that you don't know how to spend on anything better you can sit through this train wreck. Otherwise I suggest you switch off after 10 minutes. It doesn't get any better anyway
I seem to be one of the very few people who loved this movie. The eternal oddball, that's me.
I didn't like Mila Kunis much, to be honest. I never do. She's one of those actresses who wear the same face from the beginning to the end of amovie (in every movie), but I loved everything else. Visually, it must be one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen. The costumes, the spaceships, the action scenes, the quirky little details, the photography... everything is magnificent.
Amazing: a love story in a sci-fi movie!
Amazing: eye candy for female viewers in a sci-fi movie!
Amazing: Sean Bean makes it all the way to the end of the movie without being gruesomely slaughtered!
I am not in any way enthusiastic about royals and royalty and all that crap, but here it works the same way it works in traditional fairytales. The whole plot of the movie is very much a traditional fairytale, Cinderella becomes a princess, the three adversaries, etc... It may not work for some, but it does or me.
Lots of secondary characters that stand out as truly interesting and memorable, unlike so many movies where one or two great characters float in a void of appalling acting.
I didn't know Eddie Redmayne before this movie and I know many ridiculed his performance here, but it made a perfectly convincing creepy villain for me.
It is a movie that has its own strange purity, and courage too, using traditional narrative shapes that don't belong to the genre, weaving them together with elements of fantasy and comedy and romance... I suppose it could not work in this cynical time. I am sorry that it did so badly because I would have loved to spend more time in this universe, in a sequel (or two). It is such a different and colourful take on Sci-fi, a genre in which so many movies, books and series are basically interchangeable.
I saw the first 20 minutes and couldn't stop myself from laughing so hard. My sister and I mocked the whole movie, because it was so bad and we made up by making fun of the plot of the movie. Never in my entire life have I seen such a terrible cinema movie face the silver screen. People can make any junk now and call it a movie - I don't now what this was. Pls don't waste your precious time with this crap. Life is short.Read Harry Potter/watch Harry Potter movies instead - and wash this piece of garbage movie of your mind