5. Jupiter Ascending
What? “Jupiter Ascending” is being described as a “science fiction space opera.” In a universe where the Earth is unaware of the fact that outer space families have taken ownership of planets for business purposes, Jupiter Jones is a lowly home caretaker on Earth. A genetically engineered interplanetary warrior named Caine soon makes her acquaintance revealing that her genetic signature makes her royalty and heir to Earth. A bounty is put on her head, and it is Caine’s job to protect her in order to reach the throne.
Who? This is the latest offering from The Wachowski siblings (their follow up to “Cloud Atlas”) and a return to original scriptwriting for the brother and sister duo; something we haven’t seen since the Matrix trilogy. Once again, they’ve been able to acquire high caliber talent such Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, James D’Arcy, and even Terry Gilliam in a small part.
When and Where? “Jupiter Ascending” descends onto theaters nationwide on July 18th.