‘Jupiter Ascending’ International Trailer: All Hail Queen Kunis

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Of the 27 major movie releases featured in Screen Rant’s Ultimate Summer 2014 trailer, only eight are original properties rather than reboots, sequels or adaptations. Of those eight movies, two fall into the sci-fi action genre: Luc Besson’s Lucy, and Andy and Lana Wachowski’s self-described “space opera” Jupiter Ascending.

As a big-budget, high-risk, effects-heavy sci-fi action movie with an original screenplay, Jupiter Ascending is in many ways this year’s Pacific Rim. Mila Kunis plays the titular lead, Jupiter Jones, a humble caretaker who discovers that Earth itself is merely a tiny cog in a bustling universe, and her genetic signature marks her as royalty and the heir to Earth. Understandably the Earth’s current ruler, Balem (Eddie Redmayne) is not pleased about this fact.

Helping shepherd Jupiter towards planetary royalty is Caine (Channing Tatum), a deadly and pointy-eared soldier who has been tasked with ensuring that Jupiter ends up ascended rather than assassinated. A new international trailer for Jupiter Ascending has now been released, and features a dizzying mix of space battle special effects and intergalactic royal politics that might be a little off-putting to those who aren’t already fans of the genre.

Jupiter Ascending Mila Kunis poster Jupiter Ascending International Trailer: All Hail Queen Kunis

It’s a well-known fact that it’s impossible for men and women to just be platonic monarch-destabilizing buddies, so this trailer also gives away the fact that Jupiter and Caine end up getting romantically entangled. Let’s hope he’s interested in more than just her titles.

Jupiter Ascending is the Wachowskis’ first original movie (as opposed to adaptations like Cloud Atlas and Speed Racer) since their original breakout hit The Matrix, which was praised for its groundbreaking premise and won four Oscars, including one for its visual effects. The Matrix is probably one of the best examples of the hero’s journey in modern cinema, and Jupiter Ascending looks like it will stick closely to the same formula. The Wachowskis do love their Chosen Ones.

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Jupiter Ascending is out in theaters on July 18, 2014.

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    • hey that is his trademark lol

    • of course he does it’s his trademark but I think that he will die super cool like sacrifcing himself or something

    • I was thinking the same thing!

  1. Ho Gawd.

  2. It comes across very 90′s sci-fi sort of The Fifth Element meets Star Wars Episode 1 via Terminator 2 and Armageddon ? Whether that is a good thing or not I will see when I watch it…

  3. Looks great. Finally something original in this genre.

  4. Really looking forward to this, more so than most of the films this summer. Looks like a cool story with awesome actors.

    AND SEEN BEEN!

  5. All hail Queen Kunis… and her lovely husband : King Kutcher… “AAwesome!” ;b

    • The Wachowskis are some of the best directors out there, but they’re still declared “one-hit wonders” by people who couldn’t understand the complex, multi-layered storytelling of the Matrix sequels and Cloud Atlas.

      • Get a room, you two.

    • Woah, wait a second.

      I loved Dredd and Cloud Atlas, hated John Carter and the two Matrix sequels.

      This looks good too but it’s more like something I’d only properly enjoy on a TV at home.

  6. Rental.

  7. I’ll wait for the reviews before deciding to watch this one.
    I had to watch ‘Cloud Atlas’ 3 times on DVD before finally getting it. It was that complex

    • Hmm. I understood it perfectly and only ever saw the film once.

      I guess it’s one of those films that resonated easily with some part of me (like Life Of Pi did too) and for others, they may not be spiritually inclined enough to “get” it straight away.

  8. Does the HD button do anything here, picture looks almost exactly if not exactly the same.

    • Okay it is slighty better, but seriously why don’t you guys link to Youtube or something? I’m watching the 360P version on Youtube for comparison and it looks better than both the HD and non HD versions on this Playwire player. SLightly softer but not pixelated to hell..

  9. channing tatum wearing elf ears and make up and playing gambit. I’m giving up on hollywood.

  10. “It’s a well-known fact that it’s impossible for men and women to just be platonic monarch-destabilizing buddies…”
    Yes, this has indeed ruined relationships (and, er, inter-galactic relations) the galaxy over. Na-noo, na-noo.