February 23, 2015 by rachelcmann
Yes this movie has received terrible horrible no good reviews. Yes expectations were high, but I do not care what everyone else says – I love this movie. I love it the way I love Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. Every beautiful second is ridiculous and I love it.
A brief synopsis – Russian illegal immigrant Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) hates her life. Come to find out that she is the heir to an intergalactic throne. Her hunter come protector Caine Wise (Channing Tatum – the man is having a good year in my books!) takes her far away from her Earth-life into the clutches of three pretty awful siblings who all want Jupiter dead so they can take her inheritance. There’s a lot of fight scenes and cool space battles.
[Potential Spoilers Ahead]
I heart Mila Kunis. I heart Channing Tatum. I loved the effects and all the aliens (except for the a. Mexican wrestler masks dudes with no arms and b. the elephant faced ensign). I loved the tech and the story, as completely out of the bounds of reality that it was. Jones is totally naive and I kind of wanted her to come into her own badass-ery a little earlier. She is a pawn princess requiring an awful lot of heroic saving for a very long time. That said, she’s not dumb and she learns from her mistakes (barely).
On an unrelated note – I hope they revoke Eddie Redmayne‘s Oscar win based on his performance in this – it’s absurd, the most awful thing ever. And I also don’t get why they aged him up if they never needed to make him young. It was just awkward.
So yeah, I loved it and I’m not going to listen to anyone else. ::sticks out tongue::