Finally, after having its opening shifted twice, the long anticipated space opera Jupiter Ascending by The Wachowskis (formerly the Wachowski brothers, famed for the Matrix series) will hit the screens on 5 February 2015 in Malaysia. First scheduled for an opening in mid-2014, it was delayed twice in order to allow sufficient time for the addition of over 2000 special effects scenes. Prior to its February opening, it has been screened only once during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival to mixed reviews. In any case , here is the official trailer from Warner Brothers:
The plot of Jupiter Ascending centres around Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a down on her luck janitor eking out a miserable living cleaning toilets in Chicago. Her life meets a drastic change once she is tracked down by a genetically engineered ex-military hunter called Caine (Channing Tatum).
|Channing Tatum is Caine looking like a space-elf is actually a genetically engineered with wolf and human DNA.|
|Mila Kunia as Jupiter Jones can now claim alien-genes for her otherworldly eyes!|
Caine informs her that her genes carry a signature marker that makes her the heir of an ancient Alien dynasty who have been seeding planets for the purpose of creating living creatures that will reach a “Darwinian state of perfection” so that they may be harvested to produce a youth serum that will keep the Dynastic leaders immortal and youthful. When the matriarch of House Abraxas, the most powerful alien dynasty dies, her three children battle to be the next ruler. Foremost of them is Balem Abraxas, the oldest son and main antagonist who will stop at nothing to prevent Jupiter from claiming earth, on which he has set his sights. Balem vows to harvest earth rather than let Jupiter claim it for herself. As Jupiter is drawn into this civil war, the question is, will her efforts to save Earth pay off?
|Balem Abraxas doesn't quite look the action villain.|
|Will Stinger (Sean Bean) survive this adventure?|
This 2015 TV spot showcases the stunning special effects in the movie’s chase scenes (as well as a very attractive Eddie Redmayne as Balem and Channing Tatum topless):
The official website (above) for the movie is a pretty cool place that features interactive flash game and a virtual album of movie concept art under its ‘Features’ section. You can also click ‘Explore the Universe’ for short clips and trivia from the movie. Note that website content could be fairly resource heavy on some browsers.
|Woah! Is this a space gargoyle?!|
|Wardrobe of space royalty.|
Here is a close-up of the wedding dress Mila Kunis wears, check out the three dimensional flower details and the amount of beads, as well as the elaborate silver steel and flower headdress:
|Source: US Weekly|
|A Limited Edition Tonner Doll will set you back at least RM1,000++.|
|Cute ya? Vinyl POP! figures of Jupiter and Caine from Funko.|
|Because the sci-fi geek in us like over-the-top spaceships!|