Jupiter Ascending is the story of Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a Russian immigrant who works for her mother in a family housekeeping business. Jupiter’s life seems pretty humdrum until one day some aliens show up and things start to get weird. The bulk of the movie proceeds from here and if you have seen any of the previews, you get the gist.
This is your classic SciFi/Action film with good guys, bad guys, explosions, and a bunch of cool toys. I actually liked the premise and thought the universe created was interesting. Most negative reviews seem to complain that since the film does not rise to the level of Hamlet, it sucks. Haters are gonna hate. Well people, if you like movies like Die Hard, you will probably like this movie.
The visuals in the movie are stunning and well worth a trip to the theater to see on the big screen. The plot moves quickly as Jupiter has to adapt to a new reality. The tech is interesting without being over explained.
My main criticisms would be that some of the action sequences go on too long. Also, one would think that the Jupiter character would be a bit more street smart. But both are minor complaints.
Overall, I liked the film quite a bit.