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(Short List)   First Jupiter Ascending trailer contains pointy ears, lasers and pretty much every other space motif going   (shortlist.com) divider line 43
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2013-12-10 08:00:01 AM
Space is going to have space stuff - what were you expecting?
 
2013-12-10 08:26:10 AM
So essentially they are throwing a bunch of shiat at the wall and hoping something sticks, like the third Matrix
 
2013-12-10 08:42:01 AM
That plot sounds retarded.
 
2013-12-10 08:43:40 AM
www.movieactors.com
 
2013-12-10 08:52:17 AM
Shouldn't they be call the Wachowski Siblings, rather than the Wachowski Bros? Because one of them is a lady now.
 
2013-12-10 09:04:46 AM
Prediction Sean Bean's character gets killed
 
2013-12-10 09:09:04 AM
Imma cry.

Someone somewhere in Hollywood is feeding off my salty, sad tears of despair.
 
2013-12-10 09:17:11 AM

Cheron: Prediction Sean Bean's character gets killed


i.imgflip.com
 
2013-12-10 09:18:05 AM
Meh.
 
2013-12-10 09:27:21 AM
Why isn't this a Live Musical on NBC?
 
2013-12-10 09:37:41 AM
Because aliens will look just like humans except they will have pointy ears....

Oh, and maybe some kind of weird cartilage on their forehead.
 
2013-12-10 09:40:39 AM

SpdrJay: Because aliens will look just like humans except they will have pointy ears....

Oh, and maybe some kind of weird cartilage on their forehead.


There is a limit to what make-up can do, and what the audience will accept and either identify with or cast as 'other.'
 
2013-12-10 09:40:41 AM

Cheron: Prediction Sean Bean's character gets killed


Yeah, but how?
With it being a sci-fi flick, I'm betting on him getting spaced.
 
2013-12-10 09:47:11 AM
It could be the next Star Wars. Or, and perhaps more likely, it could be the next  Starcrash. But, y'know, with a budget.

Nurglitch: There is a limit to what make-up can do, and what the audience will accept and either identify with or cast as 'other.'


While there are limits to makeup, I think people routinely underestimate audiences. While we  do need to have an identifiable face (so much of our brain is dedicated to finding faces), there's a large variation in what we'll accept. Think about characters like Robby the Robot. Sure, he had a humanoid body-plan, but he didn't look human, and his face was truly alien. Or, even better- HAL, who is easily the most compelling character in  2001. ET had a humanoid body-plan, but again, didn't resemble a human being.

Audiences will go a long way if creators are careful about leading them there.
 
2013-12-10 09:54:15 AM
Hopefully it'll be more Cloud Atlas and less Speed Racer.
 
2013-12-10 09:55:42 AM

Mentalpatient87: That plot sounds retarded.


I can't watch the video yet but so far that's my impression. Is the lead character's name, Jupiter Jones, supposed to be campy? I hope so.
 
2013-12-10 09:56:04 AM
I think the important fact here is that's it's another excuse to start off a Mila Kunis thread.
 
2013-12-10 10:00:12 AM

adder1: I think the important fact here is that's it's another excuse to start off a Mila Kunis thread.


OK.
www.eonline.com
 
2013-12-10 10:15:12 AM
make up can do wonders.

humans mixed with wolf DNA to become military hunters, someone's been reading Vampire Earth.
 
2013-12-10 10:23:46 AM
Seriously, a janitor has the same DNA as the queen of the universe so she needs to be killed off or bad things will happen?  That's eye stabbingly stupid.
 
2013-12-10 10:48:07 AM
Is this the thread where I biatch about something I haven't seen yet?
Oh, ya. This is a Fark movie thread, so of course it is.
Wouldn't want to break the mold on that and think outside the bandwagon.
 
2013-12-10 11:00:36 AM
Oh look, they're finally getting around to remaking The Last Starfighter.
 
2013-12-10 11:00:44 AM

Zombie DJ: Is this the thread where I biatch about something I haven't seen yet?
Oh, ya. This is a Fark movie thread, so of course it is.
Wouldn't want to break the mold on that and think outside the bandwagon.


So you watch EVERY MOVIE and only comment after watching them in their entirety?

Or,
you select movies to view based on reviews, word of mouth, concept, trailers, etc?

One seems more likely than the other.
Which?
 
2013-12-10 11:18:34 AM
Spoiler alert: Movie contains Sean Bean.

The only question is how long it will take him to die?
 
2013-12-10 11:22:19 AM
Mila Kunis as Jupiter Jones?

Who are they going to cast as the other two investigators?
 
2013-12-10 11:24:36 AM

Click Click D'oh: Seriously, a janitor has the same DNA as the queen of the universe so she needs to be killed off or bad things will happen?  That's eye stabbingly stupid.


More and more I am absolutely convinced that the first Matrix film was an incredible fluke.
 
2013-12-10 12:11:41 PM

Click Click D'oh: Seriously, a janitor has the same DNA as the queen of the universe so she needs to be killed off or bad things will happen?  That's eye stabbingly stupid.


It's space opera. What the fark else do you want?

/looks awesome
 
2013-12-10 12:30:29 PM
Child of Space Royalty has to be protected on planet earth?

hmmm...where have I seen that storyline before...
 
2013-12-10 12:51:51 PM
fta: Seemingly unsatisfied with having changed the face of sci-fi films

You know what I watched last night? For the first time in many years? THX 1138. THAT was sci-fi.

This? This is just another mundane action flick, set in space.


/I am utterly bored to death of "chosen one" tropes. Can we please please please get past this YA narrative that's been strangling creativity for the past 20 years, people.
 
2013-12-10 12:55:12 PM

exparrot: Child of Space Royalty has to be protected on planet earth Earf?

hmmm...where have I seen that storyline before...


FTFY
 
2013-12-10 01:22:49 PM
How are these guys allowed to continue making movies?? After making one of the biggest bombs in box office history, Cloud Atlas?

Who the hell is stupid enough to invest money in their projects?
 
2013-12-10 01:49:19 PM
Ooooh.  Glowy blue and orange CGI.  Can't find that anywhere else.
 
2013-12-10 02:47:30 PM
So you expect me to believe that the estimated 400 billion+ worlds in our galaxy times the 500 billion+ estimated galaxies in the universe are are ruled by a single governing body, and that body is a MONDARCHY? I'm sorry but I'm going to have to stop you right there.
 
2013-12-10 03:03:51 PM
I don't know about Sean Bean... in 2012 he must have taken notice of the "Sean Bean dies in every movie" meme, and he survived every movie he was in that year just to mess with our heads.
 
2013-12-10 03:33:15 PM
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2013-12-10 03:51:56 PM

SVenus: Click Click D'oh: Seriously, a janitor has the same DNA as the queen of the universe so she needs to be killed off or bad things will happen?  That's eye stabbingly stupid.

More and more I am absolutely convinced that the first Matrix film was an incredible fluke.

Bound

was quite good, enough where some critics were concerned that The Matrix would be their sophomore slump.  (q.v. Richard Kelly of Donnie Darko fame)  Turns out it took them another 1 1/4 movies before they hit it.
 
2013-12-10 03:58:10 PM

Corn_Fed: How are these guys allowed to continue making movies?? After making one of the biggest bombs in box office history, Cloud Atlas?

Who the hell is stupid enough to invest money in their projects?

Cloud Atlas

had a budget of just over $100 mil and a worldwide take of $130 mil.  It didn't make money, but that's not even in the top 25 of all time bombs.  Hugo lost more money than that, and no one's going to stop throwing money at Scorsese any time soon.
 
2013-12-10 07:19:09 PM
Jupiter only learns of her fate when Caine (Channing Tatum)

Aanndd.. that is when I stop caring.

Dude is a charisma vacuum..
 
2013-12-10 07:28:38 PM

Zombie DJ: Is this the thread where I biatch about something I haven't seen yet?


You, yes. Smarter people read the article and watch the trailer first.
 
2013-12-11 01:38:39 AM
I dunno, looks a bit more imaginative than usual.  We'll just have to see how well it's executed.

I did read that Natalie Portman was originally cast as Jupiter, but backed out.  This seems wise, as I would have been looking for Thor to come help her out.
 
2013-12-11 01:44:41 AM
Terry Gilliam is listed in the cast.
 
2013-12-11 02:59:48 AM
From the trailer we know this...

She's captured, rescued, captured at least once more, falls and is rescued, is merely an object. 
Ugh.

At least some of the outrageous tech looks interesting. I don't mind Tatum either, he's just not very expressive but can pull off subtle roles.  Definite wait and see.
 
2013-12-11 02:31:40 PM
It's becoming clear that the Wachowskis can only make one movie, over and over again.
 
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