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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #61. Andy & Lana Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending

Jupiter Ascending

Director: Andy & Lana Wachowski
Writers: Andy & Lana Wachowski
Producers: Grant Hill, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
U.S. Distributor: Warner Bros.
Cast: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, James D’Arcy, Tim Pigott-Smith

Despite the rather unfair critical reaction to their 2012 sci-fi epic Cloud Atlas (co-directed by Tom Tykwer), the Wachowskis are back with more cosmic prophesying with a film that sounds like a mix of Willow and Elysium. Whatever the criticism, the innovation and sheer ambitions behind any cinematic effort of the Wachowskis is certainly worth a look. We’ll see how the more youthful skewed headlining of this cast will fare in their dystopic vision.

Gist: In a universe where humans are near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a young destitute human woman is targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe because her very existence threatens to end the Queen’s reign.

Release Date: Theatrical Release is set for July 18, 2014

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Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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