is a 2015 space opera film from the Wachowski siblings. It was intended to be their great comeback into the mainstream, and it most definitely wasn't
is a Russian immigrant girl raised in Chicago who makes her living cleaning houses with her family. Unbeknownst to her, she is also the genetic recurrence of the Queen of the Universe, whose three scions are vying for control of Earth. Balem Abrasax sends agent to kill Jupiter, but Titus Abrasax sends Caine Wise
, part-dog part-human super soldier, to protect her, and they team up with Stinger Apini
to confront the Abrasax siblings and protect Jupiter's claim.
If the synopsis sounds contradictory, that's because it is. While the special effects and actors in the film are brilliant, the actual script is less-than-stellar
. Many a sour review has been penned because the viewer expected another Matrix
but received The Rocky Horror Picture Show In Space!
instead. The So Bad, It's Good
nature of the film has gained it a small but loyal following on Tumblr
, despite the general public's disappointment in it.
The film was released in the US on February 6th, 2015. Watch the teaser trailer here
and the main trailer here
.No relation to Mercury Rising
Tropes found in Jupiter Ascending: