Jupiter Ascending Sunday, 22 September 2019

Jupiter Ascending

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Violence and science fiction themes.

  • The pitch:


  • 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)


    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.


    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).


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


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


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


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


    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.


    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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