Jupiter Ascending, the Wachowskis, and My Proclamation

Several months ago I proclaimed that I would, from that moment forth, see all theatrical releases from a select group of directors.  The Wachowskis were included in that group.  So when I heard they had a new movie due in 2014, Jupiter Ascending, I naturally became very excited and started lining up babysitters.

And then the  trailer came out.

I’m not getting a strong sense that Jupiter Ascending is going to impress me the way The Matrix, Cloud Atlas, or Speed Racer did.  Now, it’s just a trailer – I could be totally wrong.  I’m going to stick to my original proclamation and see it in the theaters, because every time I skip out on their movies and wait for the DVD, I regret it.  Sure, I’m not a huge Channing Tatum guy.  Mila Kunis doesn’t really “wow” in the tease, and I’m not exactly sure who Sean Bean is.  But, that’s okay.  This is a test of loyalty.  I know it’s going to be amazing, because it’s the Wachowskis.  Right?  Right?  Right.

If you haven’t seen the trailer, give it a view at the link, then share your thoughts if you so desire:


Jupiter Ascending (2014) Poster