Jupiter Ascending Sunday, 22 September 2019

Jupiter Ascending

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Violence and science fiction themes.

  • The pitch:

    Airlocked.

  • Starring:

    Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Christina Cole, Nicholas A. Newman

  • Directed by:

    Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

  • Running time:

    127 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are hit with objects, shot/shot at (handguns/alien laser weapons), restrained, gassed, near-hit by train, thrown from vehicles, punched repeatedly, crashed against objects, kicked, thrown, stabbed, threatened with torture, slapped, throat-grabbed, near-choked, tackled, bitten, beaten. People fall from great heights, robots/spaceships smash through walls. Creatures stabbed, spliced, killed. Home invasion, theft, bribery. Assassination plots. Spaceships, trains, cars, space mines explode. Vehicles flip, crash. Damaged/collapsed buildings, debris, smashed glass, spurting flames, electrical sparks. Court martial mentioned. Blood/gore: Birth scene, baby covered in amniotic sac. Medical treatment room. Object pierces eye, slashed arm, neck/shoulder spliced, bodies/heads drilled. Blood spatter, bloody nose, spurting blood. Wound-treating, bandage ripped off torso. Scars, welts, cuts, bruises. Ripping throat out, killing people, butchering/skin-grading people mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Group sex implied. Kissing, flirting, caressing. Nude men and women (no genitals seen), shirtless men, scantily dressed women/men, women in lingerie, man in underwear. Sexual innuendo. Reference to incest (man almost marries his mother).

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Pills (medicine for space travel) consumed. Magical healing spray. Alcohol (beer, wine).

  • LANGUAGE:

    S-words, b*tch. Name-calling, misogyny. Slang for male genitals. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Science fiction, aliens, genocide, assassination, egg donation, space travel, reincarnation, humanity, regeneration, bureaucracy, cleaning, royalty, DNA, family.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Murdered mother mentioned. Birth scene. Bees, alien creatures, cyborgs. Astrology, crop circles. Toilets. Some Russian and alien languages (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Exciting, silly, fun, enthralling, fast, eye-popping, wicked, entertaining, vivid, energetic, inventive, mind-boggling, camp, outrageous, mad, ambitious, beserk, infectious, chaotic, bizarre, outrageous, imaginative. Breathless pace, thrilling/involving action sequences, vibrant colour palette, elaborate special effects, aggressive style, strong supporting cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Ridiculous, convoluted, sprawling, messy, bad, perplexing, over-designed, under-developed, empty. Impenetrable story, weak comedy, familiar action tropes, loopy plotting, defeaning score, Mila Kunis is miscast.

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