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Old 05-18-2013, 09:30 AM
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Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending - Nice Image

A cool on set photo from the new Wachowski film Jupiter Ascending, there's a bit of a Centauri vibe to those costumes! Really nice design work. Makes me all the more excited for Sense8!

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Just read that it has been delayed until February 2015. It never seems like good news when a movie is pushed to February. It usually means they don't expect it to do well unless the other competition is pretty weak.

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/ju...15-1201211461/

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Hmmm. This does not bode well at all. Not sure I buy the spiel about FX needing more work. It's more likely it did badly at test screenings and the studio are preparing for it to bomb.

There aren't enough big epic SF films out there right now, so I'm still hoping this will deliver the goods.
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:17 AM
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The premiere is next week Everyone will be there, right?
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There's a great trailer on their website, over 2.5 minutes long on their website.

http://www.jupiterascending.com/

Looking forward to this a lot.

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Old 01-29-2015, 05:11 AM
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Check out the latest trailer that came out just yesterday!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-t...yt-cl=85027636
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This makes me incredibly sad. The Wachowskis acknowledge it's unlikely to be given the creative freedom they had until now after Jupiter Ascending's likely failure. http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-matr...ing-1422548645

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“Everyone says, ‘Why can’t you be simpler?’ We’re drawn toward difficult subjects, like the disparity of rich and poor,” Lana says. “We’ve been lucky. People at studios have been interested in our crazy, strange brand of complexity. And we’ve been allowed to keep making them. Will that continue? Probably not.”

“But it was a good run,” Andy adds.
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'Likely failure'? Why is that? Oh, I know that it's popular to think that movies have to be dumb and it's TV where the smart people go for complexity these days, but why does it have to be that way? All they're saying is that it's not likely they'll be left to their own devices forever. That's kind of the way the world works.

Sorry. Got a bit of a bug over people declaring something a failure based on nothing at all. Ubik and Looney declaring it a problem property due to the date change and now this. Maybe if people would actually make judgments based on facts and experience??

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The movie has got bad buzz at the moment, that's why.

http://variety.com/2015/film/news/ju...ce-1201417130/

WB for whatever reason decided to show it in Sundance, a bad bad mistake. Movie blogs are reposting variety's news as a "sure thing" the movie is unwatchable.
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Sad that the opinions of the utterly uniformed could effect this.

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Sad that the opinions of the utterly uniformed could effect this.

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I sense a bit of a John Carter vibe going on, with the Studio declaring it dead in the water before it even hits cinemas. Although, if it's good, then that's sure to spread via word of mouth. Rotten Tomatoes ratings will be interesting to see, as its an aggregate view.

The reactions from Sundance don't exactly bode well. Although, i can't help but think it's not exactly the right venue for a big budget SF / action film of this nature.

I think it looks visually stunning, great costumes and make up for sure. I am not particularly excited by the premise or plot, but that doesn't mean much until I see the film. I mean, Star Wars (A New Hope), for all intents and purposes is massively generic and very simplistic in terms of its plot, but the film had such charm and visual ingenuity that it still managed to be rather wonderful.

I must take slight issue with the Wachowskis declaring their work to be a "crazy, strange brand of complexity". They've made some solid action films with some textbook psychology / philosophy added in, nothing too complex there. The Matrix was great fun with some neat ideas, none of which were exactly new. See: Ghost in the Shell, Akira, Neuromancer (cyberpunk full stop), The Demolished Man (bullet time action scenes), The Invisibles by Grant Morrison (for visual look, was used by designers and on set as a reference).

The only film since the first Matrix film that has impressed me was Cloud Atlas, just for the sheer ambition of it. The rest of their output has left me pretty cold. If they are given less opportunity to do things, it's because their output has been patchy at best since The Matrix. Sorry, just the way I see it. And of course, this is only my personal opinion.

I think they will likely do far better work outside of the remit of the Hollywood blockbuster. I'm am truly intrigued to see how Sense8 pans out. TV may be a good avenue for them.

I'll check out Jupiter Ascending with an open mind. I like Space Opera, and its an original property. Not enough of either of those these days. Fingers crossed it can capture some of the magic I experienced when viewing that first Matrix film in a darkened cinema.
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The movie has got bad buzz at the moment, that's why.

http://variety.com/2015/film/news/ju...ce-1201417130/

WB for whatever reason decided to show it in Sundance, a bad bad mistake. Movie blogs are reposting variety's news as a "sure thing" the movie is unwatchable.
It would have been much better to show an unfinished version of Jupiter Ascending to a select few at Comic Con than at Sundance. Debuting Jupiter Ascending at Sundance is much like debuting a graphically violent and sexual R-rated zombie film at an ultra conservative church conference. It is simply the wrong audience. A typical Sundance film is introspective and deeply personal in scope, almost the exact opposite of the kind of films that the Wachowski's write, direct and produce. I suspect that The Matrix would have bombed if it debuted at Sundance.

Warner Brothers also showed a complete lack of faith in the film by debuting Jupiter Ascending at the beginning of February. January and February typically has the least amount of ticket sales of the year. It is common for film production companies to dump films they expect to do poorly during this time frame.

In the case of Warner Brothers, it is not unlikely that they convinced themselves internally that the film would do poorly and did what ever they could to make that a self-fulling prophesy.

Here are some examples titles shown at Sundance. This was posted on the IMDb Poll message board by an IMDb staff member:
IMDb Editors Sundance Film Selections
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This will be a list of Sundance 2015 films our editors will likely see or comment on from http://www.imdb.com/sundance.

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ls073969604/
Right now it is primarily based from this list http://www.imdb.com/list/ls073969604/

This is also the place to comment on Sundance 2015 films that have picked up for distribution
http://www.imdb.com/poll/ls073844718/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ls073844718/

Here's a selection of other lists (not currently) polls authored by our editors.

Sundance 2015: Park City at Midnight http://www.imdb.com/list/ls073557057/
Sundance 2015: New Frontier http://www.imdb.com/list/ls073557085/
Sundance 2015: U.S. Dramatic Competition http://www.imdb.com/list/ls073089571/
Sundance 2015: World Dramatic Competition http://www.imdb.com/list/ls073089715/
Sundance 2015: Documentary Premieres http://www.imdb.com/list/ls073794872/
Sundance 2015: U.S. Documentary Competition http://www.imdb.com/list/ls073089596/
Sundance 2015: NEXT http://www.imdb.com/list/ls073721963/
Sundance 2015: Sundance Kids http://www.imdb.com/list/ls073723074/
Sundance 2015: Premieres http://www.imdb.com/list/ls073721255/
Sundance 2015: Spotlight http://www.imdb.com/list/ls073557023/
Sundance 2015: World Documentary Competition http://www.imdb.com/list/ls073089147/

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Hold on you guys, the movie is not being dumped. It has non stop TV ads at the moment.

http://variety.com/2015/data/news/ju...rt-1201409840/

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In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by iSpot.tv, “Jupiter Ascending” displaced “American Sniper” with the top TV ad spend, laying out an estimated $10.3 million on 972 national airings across 46 networks, led by MTV and Comedy Central.
http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7Etl/jupiter-...-movie-trailer

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Spot Spend Rank: 1
Yes, 1. There's no movie with TV ads that cost more than JA's right now.

Oh and here are three 1 minute clips:

#1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKSjXfHl5jg
#2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ys38kwIpdE
#3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMh9aiCGp_4

Giacchino's score is amazing!!
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This intense passion hums through Jupiter Ascending, a film that grounds its ideas and whiz-bang action scenes in very human characters. Where plenty of blockbusters make the humans feel incidental, gawking on the sidelines while transforming robots or ninja turtles get the action, the Wachowskis keep their characters centre stage. One action sequence exploding over the Chicago skyline seems to revolve around Kunis’s character; alien robots zip and explode around her.

Like other films of the New Ambitiousness, Jupiter Ascending juggles too many balls, overstuffing its action with characters and sci-fi mythology. But, against the paint-by-numbers Marvel Studios outings (even last summer’s surprise hit Guardians of the Galaxy felt like a redressed Avengers-in-space), it feels vitally fresh and exciting. An overload of ideas, energy, ambition and dopey sincerity is always better than a paucity of the same.
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Nice positivity there sense8tional.

Speaking for the matri movies, I liked the parts two and three. Yes the original matrix was a sleeper hit but hollywood, when caught off guard, demands more of the same, I Admire the Wachowskis for refusing to compromise their creative vision for the sake of making money.

I recently (through ingress) made friends with a girl who reviews movies for a local paper here in the finnish lands (in finnish, otherwise I would read it, Finnish is a hellishly difficult language, I havve friends who have lived here for more than ten years and are still not fluent). We will be going to see it together (at a suitably cheap--for-my-student-budget time).
Please bear something in mind, due to costs of cinema (ticket, snaks, drinks etc) it is something that I very rarely indulge in (perhaps 4 times a year). I am prepared to trust the wachowskis vision and invest some of my small money in it. The quesiton is.. are you?
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