Jupiter Ascending

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Name: Jupiter Ascending
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Creator: Lana and Andy Wachowski
Date(s): February 6 (North America), February 19 (Australia), 2015
Medium: film
Country of Origin: USA/Australia
External Links: Jupiter Ascending on Wikipedia
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Jupiter Ascending is a space-opera film written, produced and directed by the Wachowski siblings. It follows the story of Jupiter Jones as it is discovered that she is the reincarnation of the matriarch of the most powerful dynasty in the galaxy.

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From the dailydot article Why women love 'Jupiter Ascending’

The reaction of “is this how straight dudes feel all the time?” is pretty common among fans of Jupiter Ascending. With its everywoman heroine, nonsense dialogue (“Bees sense royalty,” Sean Bean solemnly explains, as a swarm of bees recognizes Mila Kunis as the genetic reincarnation of an alien queen), and neon-tinted action sequences, it’s basically a 13-year-old girl’s melodramatic anime fanfic writ large. Just to be clear, this is the precise gender-flipped equivalent of all those movies where some weak-chinned rando turns out to be the Chosen One, defeats a supervillain despite having no real personality or skills, and gets rewarded with a kiss from Megan Fox (or in the case of Wanted, Angelina Jolie). Jupiter Ascending is no worse, or more absurd, than any other sci-fi blockbuster of its type. The plot may be muddled and some of the dialogue clunky, but you could say the same of Star Wars—or Guardians of the Galaxy, which has a Rotten Tomatoes review score of 91 percent. (Jupiter scores 22 percent, which seems kind of egregious by comparison.)[1]

Tropes and Fanon

  • The inevitable, insufferable recurrence of Balem Abrasax [2]
  • Using “space” as a sort of prefix for any object or concept prominently featured in the movie; “space werewolf” or “space capitalism” [3]
  • Cain exhibiting canine behavior [4]

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  • Ask Not For My Mercy by fiftysevenacademics (rapiddescent), Richard II of England/Balem Abrasax, Balem Abrasax visits Earth to determine if a full harvest will be profitable, but ends up in a battle of wits-- and more-- with King Richard II of England, with a long-term outcome that Balem doesn't anticipate.

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References

  1. Baker-Whitelaw G. Why women love 'Jupiter Ascending', The Daily Dot, 23 February 2015. (Accessed 25 February 2015.)
  2. chaucerettescs. Jupiter Ascending Sequel Pitch, posted to tumblr on 21 February 2015. (Accessed 25 February 2015.)
  3. inflictingfandom. post, posted to tumblr on 25 February 2015. (Accessed 25 February 2015.)
  4. tiredholidays. Boof, posted to tumblr on 18 February 2015. (Accessed 25 February 2015.)