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Amph "Jupiter Ascending," upcoming Wachowskis movie

Discussion in 'Community' started by Count Yubnub, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. DarthMane2

    DarthMane2 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Unfortunatly it looks like there was no faith in this film being a blockbuster. Which is why it got pushed to the Feb date, where films go to die.

    Notice that they didn't push it to the fall, which is also a big money season.
     
  2. duende

    duende Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    it's like a fuggin' comic book-less comic book movie.
     
  3. KissMeImARebel

    KissMeImARebel Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    To be fair, I've read speculation that part of why it got moved is that the studio was concerned about the tracking for Edge of Tomorrow and didn't want two potential tent pole failures that close together. I mean, yeah, that still doesn't reflect well on their hopes for Jupiter itself, but it could indicate that they weren't necessarily worried it would flop hard, just that it and EoT could under-perform enough to be a problem. Also, Fall is really competitive and considered the time for Oscar bait, not blockbusters.

    I do agree it's concerning though. And since, regardless of the real reasons, the general perception is going to be that the studio thinks it has a stinker on their hands, which won't do it any favors. Jan/Feb are where flops go to die.

    Real shame. I was excited for this one. I'm always here for a noble effort at space opera.
     
  4. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    That doesn't look particularly interesting. In that first trailer, do they show her falling off the same high rise, or is it two different ones? And how long will Sean Bean survive?
     
  5. DarthMane2

    DarthMane2 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Still, they could have released in September. Sept, is usually the start of the new movie year. Some early Oscar bate is released, as well as movies that may be looked at as being critcally liked enough to be possible money makers. Looper, Gravity(Oct 4, close enough though), DRIVE, You're NEXT, were released in September. Hell faith was even given to DREDD, which got critical praise, but didn't find it's audience. If you notice the smaller(as in to small to get oscar attention,but lets see what happens anyway) film festival movies that get critical acclaim are usually released in September.

    To me this also implies that not only do they not see money in the movie, they also don't see critical praise either. Only assume that test audience weren't thrilled.
     
  6. hudzu

    hudzu Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    i'm pretty excited for this, loving cloud atlas and speed racer to all sorts of death, but tbh it's sense8 that i'm really looking forward to.
     
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  7. VadersLaMent

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  8. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    This movie looks like Chronicles of Ritalin.
     
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  9. KissMeImARebel

    KissMeImARebel Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Based on that trailer the dialogue and Kunis's acting appear to leave something to be desired, but the visuals and space opera vibe alone would still get me in the theater.
     
  10. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    That's what it is for me too. I want to see what they do with a galaxy spanning civilization.
     
  11. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    Jew-biter Mass-spending
     
  12. dp4m

    dp4m JCC Playoff Pick 'Em Winner, Also a Narc star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    Have you been videotaping me again?

    PERV!
     
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  13. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Is this a Hope Solo joke?
     
  14. dp4m

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    No, that would be: "Your only hope is solo!"
     
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  15. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Uh oh.

    http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/do...y-jupiter-ascending-r-1684172129/+robharvilla

    "3. I'm sure I'm not the first person to say this, but Jupiter Ascending is basically a latter-day George Lucas movie, except you don't even have the preexisting familiarity with the characters to carry you through some of the leaden dialogue and empty CGI. Half this freaking movie is about taxation rates and committee meetings, and I have no earthly idea why. At one point, for no reason whatsoever, we get a five-minute-long montage of our heroes waiting in various lines. I'm not kidding about that, by the way: For whatever reason, in the middle of a sci-fi fantasy film, the Wachowskis decided to make some sort of point about intergalactic bureaucracy and governmental red tape. It's honestly one of the most bewildering things I've ever seen in a movie."
     
  16. Boba Nekhbet

    Boba Nekhbet Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I heard Channing Tatum takes off his shirt, so I'm pretty excited.
     
  17. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    I shall see this tomorrow morning.
     
  18. vin

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    Good news is that it has a whopping 10% lead on The Seventh Son.
     
  19. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So you're saying that calling it "the next Phantom Menace" is not a compliment?
     
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  20. tom

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  21. vin

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    By the way, Seventh Son is at 12%
     
  22. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    fixed

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  23. wall of sick

    wall of sick Jedi Padawan star 3

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    as much as i would like this movie to succeed purely because it is an attempt at original storytelling (as opposed to reboots and resnoots), i would like it to fail much more.
     
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  24. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    How did Sean Bean die in this one?
     
  25. wall of sick

    wall of sick Jedi Padawan star 3

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    he took a dump and it bounced back out of the toilet and pierced his skull.