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Jupiter Ascending (2015)

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A young woman discovers her destiny as an heiress of intergalactic nobility and must fight to protect the inhabitants of Earth from an ancient and destructive industry.


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Phylo Percadium
Frog Stone ...
Aunt Nino


Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people's houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine Wise, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along - her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. Written by Production

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence, sequences of sci-fi action, some suggestive content and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 February 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El destino de Júpiter  »

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Box Office


$176,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,372,372 (USA) (6 February 2015)


$47,375,327 (USA) (1 May 2015)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The beautiful interior of the Natural History Museum designed by Alfred Waterhouse in London was used in the filming of "intergalactic space palace" scenes, housing film and stunt crew numbering over 400 and 150 cast and extras See more »


Jupiter's father has a brass-bound telescope, an expensive antique with poor optics that would not be used by a serious amateur astronomer.

But the city is identified as St Petersburg, which means those scenes take place after the 1991 dissolution of the USSR (when the city, then called Leningrad, was renamed St Petersburg) but, given Jupiter's age in the film, prior to the year 2000. In the 1990s St Petersburg was still recovering from the Siege of Leningrad, the longest, most destructive, and most lethal siege in modern history, and decades of severe economic depression with food rationing, infrastructure failures, and multiple families lived together in 'kommunalkas' ('communal apartments') that would at most house a single family in much of the rest of the world. Luxury items like modern telescopes would have been completely unobtainable; even antique telescopes with poor optics would have been seen as decadent, and would likely have been traded outright to benefit one's family, or, as in the film, stolen by others. See more »


[first lines]
Jupiter Jones: Technically speaking, I'm an alien. And from the perspective of Immigration, an illegal one. My parents met at the University in Saint Petersburg, where he taught Astrophysics, and she taught Applied Mathematics. My mother fell in love with him when she found him almost frozen to death on the bank of the Neva, staring up at the stars.
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Crazy Credits

The opening logos for Warner Brothers Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, and Rat-Pac Dune Entertainment are shown as solid gold with fancy engraving highlights. See more »


References Brazil (1985) See more »


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Intelligence Level Descending
26 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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Fellow detractors, I address the millions of you, let's grant them the vacuous character development that is quintessential within this genre. Please, you thought the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy had great acting and character development? I was amazed Hayden Christenson had the power of speech. I still think he might have been generated by CGI. Readers, do me a big favor, watch the first few minutes of Outland. See what happens to a human body, or even half wolf half man exposed to zero pressure atmosphere. See, it is not just the frozen temperature, our atmosphere presses our veins down into our skin. Without atmospheric pressure, your veins swell, distend and then explode. I swear, in Guardians Of The Lobotomites, we saw Tape Boy, without that incredibly protective face mask, out in space for five minutes with a slight bit of frost about him. Here Wolf Boy is in the vacuum for three minutes, flies hanging on to the ship going through the wormhole. See, this is not suspension of disbelief; this is mental retardation. I will grant you both the vacuous acting and skin deep characterization. The script itself is proof of Spencer's Theory Of Reverse Evolution. He thought after a certain period evolution reverses backwards.

How many people were shooting at Wolf Boy and his hyper rectum gas boots? Then an entire fleet of ships were unable to get him? Oh, he rammed the last one, sorry, my bad. Does his posterior emit some kind of chili gas shield we cannot see? That must be why is voice is inflection free, all his energy is redirected into emitting a gas shield all about him. Jupiter's family: brothers, when you put the bong down, here is a tip. Dramatic contrast can be achieved without making her family disgusting, dirty, gross looking, loathsome Neanderthals. Now, why is Bean's house filled with bee hives? It did not have anything to do with her effect on bees did it? Yes, what a coincidence, did the person that wrote this recover from that massive stroke? Did they get the bullet out of the lobe of the brain that controls writing? Yes, sore throat boy lives in a shielded refinery in the middle of winds that rotate at nearly 600 miles per hour. Now, if you had the technology to locate in the Jovian atmosphere why would you pick an area whose winds shred you to pieces whenever some Wolf Boy decides to do a kamikaze attack on you? Do you think the designers might have anticipated that before building it? They have no weapons firing up at attacking ships?

See, I think people who think this is brilliant should let me know when they go out driving. I want to wait until later, just to be safe. Characters, who are ageless, that trust mendacious royals with a level of stupidity one usually finds in a day care center? Yes, Titus, do we think he is lying to her? Gee, do you think Wolf Boy and Janus can believe his offer? Oh, he betrayed them!! How'd that happen, he seemed so sincere? I gave the movie three stars for the best effects in any movie equaled commensurately with the worst acting, writing and directing. It is perfectly symmetrical. Now, I know Wolf Boy's Gas Skates said they erase the fact they took out like half a city; could the party pooper ask one small query? Forgive me, is this 1921? How fast would the city having been blown to crap be all around the world on the internet, cable and satellite?

The movie is why I am a theistic existentialist and not a Christian. Believe me, the Deity did use evolution, do not believe me? Watch this movie, please, have mercy. Do these people vote? Time for that synaptic scanner before registration please before we all get killed by these atavists. Wolf Boy, I know ladies, he sets your pants ablaze. Well, if you date him, I would drive the car if I were you. Keep him away from anything flammable. Yes, no shirt and no brain either. I haven't seen that glassy eyed stare since I visited intensive care. The movie is not the problem; the people who see Solaris or 2001 here; that is the scary part. Please, put down the comic book and open a real book. Intergalactic Pile Of Gigantic, Steaming, Stinking Poop.

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