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'Jupiter Ascending' Trailer: Sci-Fi Original In Summer Of Sequels
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'Jupiter Ascending' Trailer: Sci-Fi Original In Summer Of Sequels

Mar 26 2014, 9:22pm CDT | by

Like Inception, Pirates of the Caribbean, Super 8, and Pacific Rim, the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Rising is positioning itself, by coincidence or design, as a breath of fresh and original air in a summer...

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'Jupiter Ascending' Trailer: Sci-Fi Original In Summer Of Sequels

Mar 26 2014, 9:22pm CDT | by

Like InceptionPirates of the Caribbean, Super 8, and Pacific Rim, the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Rising is positioning itself, by coincidence or design, as a breath of fresh and original air in a summer filled reboots  and sequels. It is an original story, even if the broad strokes will be familiar to fans of The Fifth Element or The Matrix. However you feel about what came next (I’m have liked every single film they have made), it’s good that the Wachowskis are still spending their capitol on original films, or even outside-the-box adaptations like Cloud Atlas.

The question is whether anyone will show up come July 18th. It’s that classic Warner Bros. “mid-July summer gold” slot that I always talk about, the one where they scored with two Harry Potter films, two Batman sequels, and Inception. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opened with $56 million in the second weekend of July back in 2005 while Pacific Rim still scored $400m worldwide off of this one-week early date, as the actual preferred date ran smack into the San Diego Comic Con last year.

Ironically, that didn’t stop Warner Bros.’ The Conjuring the week of SDCC from parlaying a record $41m debut into a $318m worldwide cume. It can be argued that Warner Bros.’ The Conjuring was the proverbial “breath of fresh air” in America while Pacific Rim played the same role overseas. Whatever the case may be, how well Jupiter Rising does is somewhat connected not just to its own quality but to whether or not the big summer movies that proceed it connect with film goers.

Whether or not audiences flock to an original space fantasy starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis will partially depend on if they enjoy The Amazing Spider-Man 2X-Men: Days of Future PastTransformers: Age of Extinction, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Inception connected in 2010 partially because the would-be blockbusters of summer 2010 up to that point were uncommonly disappointing. Conversely, Super 8 and Pacific Rim didn’t quite explode in America partially because audiences were generally satisfied with the likes of Fast FiveThorIron Man 3, and Star Trek Into Darkness.

It’s not a direct correlation of course. Frankly the fact that A) Universal just moved The Purge: Anarchy to this July 18th date and B) there are rumblings about a Matrix prequel/reboot/etc. in the works does give me pause, even as I hope from the best from two filmmakers I rather admire. I don’t know the budget is for the Village Roadshow/Anarchos Productions/Warner Bros. production. The fact that Jupiter Ascending is an out-and-out original in the middle of the summer season is reason enough to cheer for it, no matter what you think about the Wachowskis.

I happen to think that the Matrix sequels are painfully underrated, preaching peace during a time of warmongering, and Speed Racer is finally getting its due from the critical community six years after its widely-panned theatrical release.  As such, come hell or high water, I’m looking forward to Jupiter Ascending. It drops July 18th, and as always, we’ll see.

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Motion to debate MAS losses in Dewan Rakyat rejected

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KUALA LUMPUR: AN emergency motion to debate the losses incurred by Malaysia Airlines last year, amounting to RM1.2 billion was rejected by the Dewan Rakyat today. ...
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MH370 Tragedy: Hisham: RM27.6 mil spent on 1st phase of SAR

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia spent some RM27.6 million in its first phase of the search operations for missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370, said Acting Transport Minister, Datuk Se ...
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7 weeks ago

9.1m litres of diesel seized in a month

Jun 8 2014 1:11am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

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PUTRAJAYA: The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives, and Consumerism ministry has seized some 9.1 million litres of diesel and property worth RM58 million since mounting ‘Operasi Diesel Selatan’ in the southern states last ...
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Girl, 9, awarded RM2.78m compensation for medical negligence

Jun 6 2014 4:56am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR: A nine-year-old girl who suffered brain damage during her birth at a government hospital was awarded over RM2.78 million in co ...
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7 weeks ago

Malaysia's total trade in April up 12pc

Jun 5 2014 11:52pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's total trade in April 2014 rose by 12 per cent from a year ago to RM123.86 billion due to growing trading activities, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Moha ...
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Works Ministry to spend RM20m for upgrading works at 50 accident black spots

Jun 4 2014 11:35pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

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JOHOR BARU: The Works Ministry will implement upgrading works at 50 accident prone locations in the country that have been identified this year involving an all ...
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7 weeks ago

Najib launches loan scheme for Ramadan traders

Jun 4 2014 10:24pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

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PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today launches RM45 million Ramadan Bazaar Scheme ...
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7 weeks ago

Residents bring up objection against Kidex to Suhakam

Jun 4 2014 4:49am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: A group of 20 Petaling Jaya residents held a meeting with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) over their objection against the proposed RM2.2 billion Kinrara Daman ...
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