On the surface, the Wachowskis‘ new sci-fi epic is action-pacted, Jovian fun, however Jupiter Ascending paints a very dark, more Saturnian portrait of the Universe we inhabit. But is there a positive message obscured by all the darkness? Yes, and it relates to The Law of One.
The film is enjoying mixed reviews and less than stellar box office receipts. The art direction is stunning. The effects are dizzying. The script is sufficiently Matrix-esque. Yet something truly original is what’s missing from this formula. From Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate, to The Fifth Element and Dune, we’ve visited this Universe before. Yet continuing in the trend of recent blockbusters coming out of Hollywood, there’s something subtly darker about this piece of adrenaline-fueled, science fiction fluff.
Mainstream film critics (as well as your average sleeping filmgoer) will eagerly concede that this convoluted, hyperactive, yet thoroughly entertaining space opera presents a timely message about our consumption-based…
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