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Jupiter Ascending [Includes Digital Copy] [DVD] [2015]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1410 out of 1595)

    Special Features


    • Jupiter Jones: Destiny Is Within Us: Follow Jupiter Jones' journey from immigrant to Queen of the Universe
    • Jupiter Ascending: Genetically Spliced: See how filmmakers created fantastic animal-human hybrids

    Synopsis


    Jupiter Ascending
    Mila Kunis stars as Jupiter Jones, an everyday girl in the future whose life takes an unexpected turn when an ex-soldier (Channing Tatum) comes looking for her in hopes that she can live up to her destiny as the savior of the universe. Andy and Lana Wachowski once again dip their feet into sci-fi territory with this sprawling Warner Bros. epic. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Mila Kunis
      Mila Kunis - Jupiter Jones
    • Channing Tatum
      Channing Tatum - Caine
    • Sean Bean
      Sean Bean - Stinger Apini
    • Eddie Redmayne
      Eddie Redmayne - Balem Abrasax
    • Douglas Booth
      Douglas Booth - Titus Abrasax



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 1595 reviews

    88%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great movie that is underated by the critics!!

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      crazylegs
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      I nearly didn't buy this movie due to the poor ratings this movie received from the critics when it was released to theaters. However, I a certainly happy I ignored their opinions and saw the movie for myself. This movie has some of the best production values I have seen for a movie of this scale in quite a while. It has a true creative vision of what other civilizations in the galaxy might look like that remind be of the visual images that were presented in the world of the "Harry Potter" series of movies. In other words, this movie delighted my senses with it's visual wonderment and believability! At first viewing, I understand now why the critics didn't like this movie but the more times you watch it the more you come to appreciate this mult-layered movie and what the movie is trying to say. My only complaint with the movie is that of poor editing in the start of the movie. In my opinion, the editing in the start of the movie is what makes people hate this movie. Unless you are really quick at picking up on scenes with no referance as to what is going on and where you are in time and space, it is hard to understand what is going on with this movie in the first view scenes of the movie. After watching this movie a second and then a third time the characters introduced in the first 3 to 4 scenes of the movie make sense as to who they are and how the articulate and interrelate with each of the other characters introduced at the start of the movie. Once you understand what is going on in this movie, it becomes clear that this is an inventive and orginal story line that truely entertains and keeps the audience engaged throughout the movie. I would highly recommend this movie to others but only if they are willing to take the time to watch the movie several times to get a grasp on who the characters are and what is going on at the start of the movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Science Fiction Bonanza, but Original Nonetheless

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      VandyPrice
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      There is something oddly charming to the outright oddity that Jupiter Ascending is trying so hard to be. It is in this pushing, this trying to separate itself that the Wachowksi siblings, Andy and Lana, perpetuate their inherent "weirdness" while what they are actually trying to do is paint a mind of possibilities in a way that feels illogical when first introduced, but makes greater sense as a greater understanding and deeper contemplation are taken into account. As written by The Wachowski's it would seem likely that Jupiter Ascending once had a greater amount of substance to it than what the final product delivers. As the credits began to roll what I was left with was the incessant nagging of my brain questioning what exactly the directing duo were trying to say with this film. There is always a stream of consciousness to The Wachowski's films hinting at an overarching theme, but it seemed all I was left with here were a few cool ideas, some exceptional visuals and a solid piece of entertainment value, but little to actually ponder. Not that there is anything necessarily wrong with making an outright spectacle that delivers large scale thrills in spades with little to no substance, but what makes Jupiter Ascending not that type of movie is that it's clear that wasn't the original intent of its creators. Throughout, there are consistent hints of a much larger, much stronger narrative existing within this well-developed universe The Wachowski's have created, but unfortunately much of it is lost in the barrage of frequent action scenes that take us from point A to point B. It's also true that the plot becomes a little too convoluted and tiresome by the time it reaches the third act yet I was never bored either with what I saw unfolding in front of me or what might be staged next. In this regard, while Jupiter Ascending is certainly strange to the point it will immediately off-put some and may be The Wachowski's most outright weird production to date, for others familiar with their work it is also their most commercially accessible given the style over substance mentality it has seemed to take on in its delay. Despite it not living up to what I'd hoped it to be, there is still plenty of fun to be had here and more than enough to marvel at.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Be prepared to suspend your disbelief

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      LucTaters
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      I went into the theatre to see this movie expecting nothing more than to enjoy watching Channing Tatum skate around as a beautiful space elf. With such low expectations I was absolutely blown away by how much I loved the movie; well, the world of the movie. I was absorbed by how many legends, myths, tales, etc were referred to and explained in this film, such as aliens we typically refer to as "Greys" and why witnesses are always fuzzy on the details. Crop circle, vampires, alien abduction, and more are explained while building up an expansive universe that may not actually make sense (why, exactly, do all these other races bow down to weak humanity?), but is at least entertaining. Upon my second viewing I realized something I hadn't noticed in the theatre: the dialogue is almost entirely exposition. There is so much to say in order to build this version of reality and so little time to say it in that apparently the directors decided the best way to do it would be to literally TELL the audience. I felt like Channing Tatum was reading the Jupiter Ascending wikipedia for a good part of the movie. When I got this version of the film I watched it in 3D, which was alright. I'm no expert in 3D but I can say just from experience that this one felt a little more...headache inducing...than, say, The Avengers did when I watched it with the same setup. I imagine anyone who would want the 3D version knows what to expect by now. While this is not a perfect movie by any means, I still feel the need to give it a good rating because it does what film does best: entertain. I was glued to my seat, mouth agape the entire time I was in the theatre. Give it a chance, enjoy the ride, and don't think about it too much. It's exactly what it should be.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Much better than you've been led to believe

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      kenn
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      The producers of this film shot themselves in the foot, twice. It was supposed to be released in the summer (where it belonged) & then pulled it & set it for a February release leaving the pundits to speculate that there had to be something wrong with the film. Strike one. Next the producers gave a unannounced sneak preview of the film at the Sundance Film Festival. That was like showing a new model Chevrolet at a Maserati - Ferrari -Lamborghini car show. No matter how good the Chevy is it's not going to be appreciated by those car buyers. So now we had endless articles about how the Sundance audience hated "Jupiter" and some audience members walked out in the middle of the showing. Well, dah, what else would you expect? Strike two. The word was out, "Jupiter" was rotten. If I read that once on the internet I read it half a dozen times before it even opened in theatres. I wanted to see the film anyway (not trusting the film critics as far as I could throw them). I likes the film. Interesting story; good guys vs. bad guys; Unbelievably beautiful special effects; very good film score; well acted; etc. First & foremost it was entertaining. What more do you want from this kind of film. It isn't Tennessee Williams! It's just a very enjoyable sci-fi film I'm glad I went to see.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A fun movie, honestly...

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      Meeklog
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      I know I'll get some flak for going against the general consensus here, but I truly enjoyed this movie. It was big, the sets and cinematography were great and, in general the plot/storyline was pretty good. The Wachowski's suffer from having created a masterpiece in The Matrix and now, unfortunately for them, all of their work is compared to it. I think the movie had a good mix of humor and and action, didn't take itself that seriously and had great effects. Yes, I'm one of maybe 20 people of the 300 that actually went out and saw this in the theaters that enjoyed the film. I wasn't blown away by anything in particular, there was nothing groundbreaking or revolutionary in what was presented, but I still liked it a lot. The only issue I had was a frequent inability to understand the whisper-speak of Eddie Redmayne's (Balem) character. He was a little over the top, but clearly had fun and control of interpreting his character. I like explosions, and werewolves that rollerskate through the sky -- what can I say?! I guess I just don't need to be overly critical and can sit back and enjoy a movie regardless of it's inability to achieve critical acclaim.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Meh

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      RandomDad
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      I took a chance on this movie despite the critical reviews, in part because many of the customer reviews here on Best Buy were more favorable. Unfortunately, I would side more with the critical reviews. The visuals were very good, the acting so-so, and the plot forgettable. Actually, there is the basis for a good plot in there, but it was not executed well. This may be worth a purchase if you find it on a really good sale or in the bargain bin. One oddity: I watched it on blu-ray on a HDTV connected to a surround-sound stereo system, and during all of the action scenes there was considerable distortion of the music. It was bad enough we started turning off the volume during the action scenes. Strangely, when I watch the Ultraviolet digital copy on my iPad2 there is no distortion, so it is possible this is a problem with my sound system (but it doesn't happen on any other movies). I'd be curious to hear if any other purchasers experienced this.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Great concept for a movie; colossal disappointment

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      Joey010
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      The story line, character development, sub-plots and premise were exceptional. The screen writing and main character acting were a colossal disappointment. Mila Kunis did not convincingly portray her character. Channing Tatum barely portrayed his. The best actors were the villain and the Reptilian. Special effects were very good, but served only to de-legitimatized and distracted from the story. The Wachowskis have clearly lost their creative edge. The ending was completely at odds with the rhythm of the movie and left the viewer with the impression that the film makers and screen play writers simply could not agree on a plausible way to end the film. I am glad that I did not pay to see this in the theater and I would not recommend this film to anyone . . . except maybe the makers of Mystery Science 3000, this film was SO BADLY written. I will never watch another Wachowski film again.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      "Jupiter" Ascends to dazzling heights in 3D

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      Godzillaguy
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      I saw this movie during it's theatrical run and thought it was good...but not great. A co-worker of mine asked if it was any good, and i told him that I thought it was at least worth seeing. I have to honestly say that I enjoyed the movie more upon second viewing, because the 3D blu-ray is simply stunning. The eye-popping visuals are even more so in 3D, and i found myself just enjoying the film that much more. The Dolby Atmos soundtrack ( core 7.1 ) is extremely aggressive and is reference quality through and through. If you're looking for a good demo disc to show off your home theatre, you won't go wrong choosing this one. Is this a great movie??........No. It DOES have some solid entertainment value, though. If you saw it in the theatre and enjoyed it..then pick up this blu-ray without hesitation. Anyone else may want to consider a rental before dropping 30 bucks on the disc.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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