The Wachowskis’ Days Of Unlimited Budgets Are Behind Them, Here’s What They Say

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Jupiter AscendingThe Wachowskis’ latest, Jupiter Ascending opened this past weekend, and the results were not good. Coming in third in the weekly box office race, it only earned $19 million (with a cost of $175 million plus), and a critical lashing following a premiere at Sundance didn’t help matters. While this doesn’t seem to be dampening their enthusiasm one bit, the filmmaking siblings think their days of $100 million plus budgets are over. But that doesn’t mean they’re imagination is getting any smaller.

Talking to the Wall Street Journal, Lana Wachowski addressed their ambition, saying, “Everyone says, ‘Why can’t you be simpler?’ We’re drawn toward difficult subjects, like the disparity of rich and poor,” “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.”


5 Crazy Sci-Fi Movies That Make A Perfect Jupiter Ascending Double Feature

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Jupiter AscendingThe Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending finally opens wide this weekend after being pushed back and delayed multiple times. It’s a movie you’re either going to love or hate—it premiered at Sundance recently and was brutalized—but either way, it’s a wingnut spectacle to behold. It’s like a pulpy, B-grade sci-fi flick from a bygone era, only with a huge budget and no restrictions, which is both an asset and a curse.

As filmmakers, the brother/sister duo wear their influences on their sleeves. There are obvious inspirations, like Star Wars, but you might references or nods any number of other, more obscure films. With that in mind, we thought we’d go ahead and make a list of some of the stranger flicks that might make a nice double feature with Jupiter Ascending, for a variety of reasons. For the most part, this is really a list of movies that, as I watched, I exclaimed loudly (at least in my own head, that would be rude to do in a theater), “hey, that’s just like movie X.”

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Massive Jupiter Ascending Gallery Is Gorgeous, Let’s Hope The Movie’s Good

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JupFeatThe Wachowskis’ upcoming space opera Jupiter Ascending has had a long, hard road to the big screen. It was originally supposed to open this past summer, but Warner Bros. instead opted to push it back to February 2015 — never an encouraging sign. The trailers made it look like it could be truly epic, or it could be an utter train wreck — and that’s more or less become par for the course when it comes to The Wachowskis. (For the record, I really enjoyed Cloud Atlas.) Earlier this week, Jupiter Ascending premiered at Sundance…and it did not go well. At this point, I don’t know what to think about this flick, but I do know one thing: I would sure as hell pony up for an “Art of Jupiter Ascending coffee table book.


This Jupiter Ascending Extended Trailer Is One Big Battle For Earth

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Like most of the films in their past, the Wachowski siblings’ space opera Jupiter Ascending is getting more than its fair share of critical mudslinging as its impending release approaches. But for everyone who is gleefully ignoring all that negative noise, here’s a three-minute-long extended trailer that should satisfy your day’s explosion quota.


Jupiter Ascending Debuted Last Night At Sundance, It Did Not Go Well

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Jupiter AscendingThe Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending is the next up on our list of big sci-fi movies this year, and after being pushed back and delayed a couple of times, it finally drops worldwide next week, on February 6. To mark the occasion, Warner Bros. has unleashed a massive gallery of images, and we mean massive, like if you string all of these together and fan through them like a flipbook, you’ll probably see a pretty substantial chunk of the movie. While we’re stoked to see what madness the masterminds behind The Matrix have in store for us, the film had a secret premiere at Sundance last night, and lets just say it didn’t get the warmest of welcomes.

Ranging from the streets of Chicago to the farthest galaxies you can imagine, Jupiter Ascending tells the story of Jupiter (Mila Kunis), a lowly cleaning woman with big dreams, but a knack for getting shit on by life. She still dreams nightly of the stars, but scrubs rich people’s toilets for a living. When Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically modified, ex-military, albino wolf hybrid (yep) shows up, she discovers that she has the exact same DNA as the Queen of the Universe, which puts her in line to inherit, well, the universe. As with any sudden transfer of power, there are those who oppose it, and things get a wee bit out of hand.


Watch Three Jupiter Ascending Clips And This Epic Interview With The Wachowskis

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The Wachowskis‘ latest, the wingnut space adventure Jupiter Ascending, has been pushed back and delayed multiple times, but after waiting for years now, the film is finally almost here. To pump up the February 6 release date, Warner Bros. has unleashed a trio of new clips to give you a better idea of what the film entails. And in conjunction with this release, we came across a massive, 100-minute long interview with the visionary filmmakers that, if you’re interested in any of their work, or even the industry at all, is a must watch.

Jupiter Ascending is the story of Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a lowly cleaning woman who is destined for greater things. She dreams big, but scrubs rich people’s toilets for a living and has zero luck to speak of. When Caine (Channing Tatum playing an albino, man-wolf hybrid soldier) shows up, she learns that she has the same DNA as the Queen of the Universe, which means she’s next in line to rule the cosmos, and that kicks off a raging intergalactic conflict.

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