The Movie Council – Jupiter Ascending (Review)
Jupiter Ascending is a brand new flick starring heartthrob Channing Tatum and the equally delectable Mila Kunis. Kunis takes on the role of Jupiter Jones. Jones is a girl with big dreams and an ordinary life. That is until Caine Wise (Tatum) tracks her down and reveals her fate as the heir to an one of a kind inheritance that could have a huge impact on the harmony of the cosmos. The two join forces and travel to an alternate planet to take on a brutal tyrant. Sounds kind of intriguing and bizarre all at the same time, right? Well The Movie Council thought so too. They caught the futuristic Adventure film yesterday evening and of course followed up with a reaction for their supporters. Readers can take a peek at their new webisode below.
Rick Porter is back on deck to kick things off with a breakdown on the directing. The directors of this film are none other than The Wachowski Bros (The Matrix Trilogy). Apparently, the siblings kill it. The cinematography receives nothing but glowing feedback. Rick finds the visuals to be epic and his fellow council members agree. Rich P. gets into the writing next. The writing is also handled by the brothers. He feels the script is choice but with a few hiccups throughout. Kal agrees and feels changing the tone would make a world of difference.
The acting is discussed next. Tatum takes on his first true character role in this film and Kal states that he steps up to the plate. He delivers his lines well, compliments his environment, and so on. This is a good thing because he is taking on a much bigger character in the future for Marvel’s Gambit. And screwing that up wouldn’t go over too well with Marvel fans (lol). Kunis is said to do a satisfying job as well in her signature offbeat way. But the character that really won the council over happens to be the villain. Eddie Redmayne plays Balem Abrasax. His character is the tyrant mentioned in the premise. His level of commitment and naturalness gives him a star quality edge. He’s on that Oscar level though so it’s not too much of a shocker.
Another bright element is the action scenes. The trio all concur that the sequences captured their attention and had them on the edge of their seats the whole time. For the negatives, the guys really don’t have any serious complaints. Except that Channing spends too much time with his shirt off (lol). They do mention that some light character and scene adjusting wouldn’t hurt in certain parts. But then they go right back into more positives. So their overall verdict on the motion picture? Hands down go see it in theaters. The word phenomenal gets thrown around as well as a call for a sequel or two. So it is a big hit amongst TMC.
**My Two Cents: Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis are two of my favorite actors. So it was cool to discover that they are in a movie together. And I was definitely curious to find out how it landed with TMC. The fellas seem to have the best time ever reviewing this film. They get really into all five categories as well as other elements like the character design, for example. Also, the sense of camaraderie is really strong. In turn making the webisode pleasurable to watch. I think they give an excellent in depth review as a whole and that anyone with interest in the movie should certainly give this a glance. -MinM