Excerpt: As much as Eddie Redmayne deludes himself (and the Academy) into thinking he’s his generation’s Peter O’Toole, he shows his real acting style in this sloppy space opera. It does, however, take an extraordinary performance to make Channing Tatum look like a serious actor.
Excerpt: Los hermanos Wachowski regresan con una mega propuesta scifi que no es sino un soso refrito de su propio trabajo técnico y emocional. Parece que pierden la batalla entre mantener su esencia y ceder a una industria que les puede dar la espalda en cualquier momento.
Excerpt: “Jupiter Ascending” is a fascinating and beautiful movie that might have a problem connecting with the average filmgoer, and that’s a shame. As much as I love the Star Wars and Marvel franchises, their unabashed success at the global box office makes it harder for less mainstream and more out-of-the-box features to get a piece of the pie.
Excerpt: What little entertainment value this bloated monument to the evils of over-reliance on CGI derives from spotting the movies that influenced the derivative script. Sands of “Dune” blow over the landscape, along with some flotsam and jetsam from “Star Wars,” “Barbarella,” “The Princess Bride” and God help us, “Flash Gordon.”
Excerpt: It’s odd that the two siblings who have some real talent for visualising difficult ideas should have chosen to expend what’s left of their cachet on such a lumpen, under-written hunk of carbonite.
Excerpt: In the battle for which director (or directors) can make the most miserable destruction of their own careers, The Wachowskis have only their insanely bountiful style to keep them from utter mediocrity. Jupiter Ascending is the perfect embodiment of their rise and fall in the film industry.
Excerpt: You have to applaud the Wachowskis for the sheer ambition, but unfortunately, “Jupiter Ascending” isn’t much more than a failure, an occasionally intriguing one to be sure, but not much more than that.
Excerpt: In reality, ‘Jupiter Ascending’ is a bombastic and bloated bore of an outlandish fantasy-filled feature that basks in its convoluted escapism. Exasperating, excruciating and excessively exhausting…
Excerpt: It’s an original, great-looking and (mostly) serious take on sci-fi, and for a while that was enough for the Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending to win me over. But once all the eye-opening locations and effects and characters are established, story must take over, and that’s when the film becomes a most unfortunate chore to sit through.
Excerpt: Look, Jupiter Ascending is not a great film. It’s full of strange logic and ridiculous off-hand concepts and it drags in spots and actually really is overly long. But it’s also an original creation, plucked fully from the over-achieving brains of the people who brought us The Matrix and the often criminally misunderstood Cloud Atlas.
Excerpt: The Wachowski siblings, who wrote and directed this movie, seem to hope that Jupiter Ascending will skate by on ambition alone that if they shovel in enough varying elements that what will come out the other end is a potential cult classic. I don’t see that happening.