Get you telescopes ready. The Wachowskis who brought us the non-stop mind-bending sci-fi thrill-ride of The Matrix Trilogy, cult classic V For Vendetta and the over the top bubble gum explosion of Speed Racer are back with a film that combines the best elements of all three of those and takes sci-fi epic to a whole new level.

In Jupiter Ascending Mila Kunis plays Jupiter Jones a very ordinary girl suddenly thrown into the spotlight on a galactic scale. Earth was seeded by a galactic corporation some 100,000 years ago, Jupiter Jones is the exact DNA reincarnation of their ancient ruler, and three powerful factions run by the heirs to an immense galactic corporation are about to go to battle to harvest the Earth and take control of Jupiter Jones herself.

Leave your sophisticated sensibilities behind and succumb to a grand spectacle on an immense scale, like a matinee Flash Gordon amped up on alien steroids and blasted with a jolt of 20 zillion volts.

Why will you need your telescope? Jupiter Ascending coincides with Jupiter the massive fifth planet of our Solar System lining up in opposition to the Earth. Could such a coincidence really be a harbinger of the arrival of vastly superior alien forces coming to harvest our world, and the Earth dependent on whether a former house cleaner, a genetic reincarnation of an ancient queen, can stop it? I guess not, but it’s a fun thought.

Trailer below. And if you scan the picture at the bottom with Layar, an app for your iPad or device, it will read the image and augment your reality. Well it will open straight to an exclusive clip. Yes the future is here. It may not be giant alien harvesters in a synchronous orbit beyond Jupiter. It is ads embedded in everything from the smallest photo to the largest planet. Go ballistic.


About The Author

C S Hughes

C S Hughes is a proud member of the TV generation, studied film and communications, collects the paperback books of Philip K Dick, loves science fiction and fantasy books, B grade movies and cult TV, American thrillers and British noir, restoring vintage watches, reading poetry, creating innovative illustrated poetry books which are available in Apple’s iBooks format, and cake. Especially cake. He has also written short stories, and has a collection of horror stories coming out in 2015.