Five 'Jupiter Ascending' Clips: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, and Flying Boots

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 08:29 Written by  iamrogue
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Five 'Jupiter Ascending' Clips: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, and Flying Boots

Jupiter Ascending is a rarity these days.  It's a huge, effects-driven science fiction spectacle that's not based on a property everybody already knows. As such, the Wachowskis' latest might be a harder sell than a sequel or a comic book movie with familiar, established elements.

To help us all get our bearings, Warner Bros. has unveiled five clips that provide the basics of the characters and world-building.

Speaking of basics, there's also a behind the scenes featurette to help set up the story.

Jupiter Jones, a beleaguered janitor in contemporary Chicago.  This young lady is just concerned with scraping by after a series of bad breaks until she meets Caine Wise, a genetically modified bounty hunter who whisks her away from Earth, revealing that Jupiter is, in fact, the astrologically-and-genetically-fated reincarnation of a queen, giving her title to the planet.

See, Earthlings didn't originate on Earth.  100,000 years ago, the planet was "seeded" by a galactic mega-corporation that would harvest all its organic resources for profit.  The dynastic boss who laid claim to Earth isn't happy about Jupiter canceling the harvest, so she has to contend with serious political machinations, while falling in love with Caine, a half-dog albino warrior.

Following?  Jupiter Ascending looks like Lana and Andy Wachowski threw Flash Gordon, a bunch of old scifi paperbacks, a YA romance, and The Matrix into a really expensive, high-end blender then really let 'er rip.

Here's the featurette:

And here are the clips, which show off plenty of Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis as Caine and Jupiter. 

Sean Bean and Douglas Booth both get a little bit to do, as well, but Eddie Redmayne, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Doona Bae, James D'Arcy, Tuppence Middleton, Christina Cole, and Vanessa Kirby are all riding the bench.

Jupiter Ascending was scheduled for July of last summer, but in June, Warner Bros. opted to shift the release date to February 6, 2015, citing the need for more time to finish the film's sundry visual effects.

So the Wachowskis' latest is finally hitting theaters this Friday.  Now that you've got a featurette and a bunch of clips under your belt, why not catch a bit of summer movie spectacle in the depths of winter?

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