Daily Archives: February 7, 2015

Should we go see Jupiter Ascending?

Our plan for this weekend was to go see the new movie by the Wachowskis, Jupiter Ascending. This movie was originally slated for last summer, and got bumped back to this weekend, in a hum-drum time in February. Not generally the best sign.

But some of it is that they seem to have increased the special effects, which for a science fiction movie like this is probably a good thing, and they’ve made the movie look pretty good, at least visually. Like in this trailer:

That looks much better than, say, one of the earlier ones: http://youtu.be/ftaFUoSFYwI Like it needed more post-production, and got more post-production. That’s good, right?

Well, apparently it’s not enough. Here’s where it’s sitting on Rotten Tomatoes:

Ouch. Not sure what we think of that, so we’re asking you: should we go see Jupiter Ascending?