Next summer’s potential blockbuster “Jupiter Ascending” just released their first trailer starring our all-time favorites Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean (we’ve missed since Game of thrones), and newcomer to the blockbuster crowd Eddie Redmayne. The movie itself carries lots of potential but how well will it do with the dreaded box office. Jupiter Ascending is a science fiction film that is rare among its counterparts for not having been based on a book. The only following it will have is those attracted to the plot and the actors.
The movie official release looks something like this: In a universe where humans are near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a young destitute human woman is targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe because her very existence threatens to end the Queen’s reign. Queens and royalty have surely grabbed my interest previously and it has those millions who watched Kate Middleton at the Royal Wedding. But did the trailer effectively show all what this movie has to offer?
The video opens up to Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) nearly getting herself killed. Good Start because it allowed Channing’s Cain to immediately shoot and protect. Early violence always attracts and the creators played this part up well. They showed Cain’s inner struggle to do the right thing no matter the cost. Once they established that they allowed romance to play in right towards the very end in what appears to be a love triangle. Thereby they reigned in both male and female viewership in a short amount of time.
Now here’s what they need to work on for their second trailer. They need to play up Sean Bean’s mentor role. Glimpses of him while his voice does the narration seem a bit too much like “Man of Steel”. They hopefully don’t want to draw too close of a similarity. Also there was confusion over why so many people were trying to kill Mila. It wouldn’t hurt if they pulled a time old tradition of saying she is the savior or the key blah blah blah. It gives a connection between the action and the romance. Currently the romance and action appear to be unrelated and almost from two different movies.
Overall the trailer is ranked B+. I’m interested in seeing it but the story behind all the CGI hasn’t grabbed my attention enough. Still, having the creators of the Matrix behind Jupiter Ascending means giving it a go won’t hurt.