This Day in Movie History – February 6th, 2015 – Jupiter Ascending Released in Theaters

An ordinary woman discovers she’s a member of intergalactic royalty in a science fiction adventure film released two years ago today.


Jupiter Ascending was an original sci-fi/fantasy adventure from the creators of The Matrix. Courtesy: Warner Bros.

Jupiter Ascending, written and directed by The Wachowskis, was released in theaters across the United States on February 6th, 2016.

In the film, Jupiter Jones discovers she is much more than an ordinary human in Chicago. She is a member of intergalactic royalty, and becomes entangled with an alien plot that could end with the destruction and harvesting of humanity to feed the craving of youth in another species.

Jupiter Ascending stars Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, and Eddie Redmayne. The film did not perform well with critics and audiences in general, barely making over its notable budget of just over $175 million. Redmayne won a Golden Rasberry award for Worst Supporting Actor for the movie. Despite the performance, some praise its special effects and the fact that is a female-led science-fiction genre film, something that is uncommon in the current theatrical era.


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