The Wachowski siblings have been up and down with their releases since The Matrix in 1999, so will their latest rise to the occasion or will it leave audiences wanting more? Stephen and Zach review Jupiter Ascending this week on Zach on Film!

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5 Comments

  1. February 14, 2015 at 7:47 pm — Reply

    I’ve yet to see the movie, but I know that in several of my circles on the internet, a ton of people love this movie BECAUSE it’s so bad. More than one person has described it as a 14 year old girl’s fan fiction come to life. And with how vilified teenage girls are by geek culture as well as their writing interests, this movie resonates with a lot of women in enjoying a story they might have written when they were younger.

    They realize it’s bad, but that’s a big reason why they love it, and I can already see this becoming a cult fan movie.

    Also, I think that people who are going to see the movie knowing ahead of time that it’s bad and are going to see it because it’s bad actually end up enjoying it a lot more.

  2. JalenJade
    February 16, 2015 at 12:58 am — Reply

    Well there wasn’t anything that really took me out of the movie. Were the physics bad? Yes. Was the green screen bad? It was Star Wars Episode 2 all over again.

    The ways I decide if I like a movie or not are based on a few things
    The character progression, was good. Characters grew on screen as the world evolved around them.
    The story was never to the point where I lost interest.
    Will I buy the movie? Maybe.
    Will I buy the soundtrack? Yes.
    Was I entertained? Yes, it was worth my $30 (ticket with popcorn and drink) in IMAX 3D.

  3. Andreas
    February 16, 2015 at 7:00 am — Reply

    Thank you for another great episode. This is an amazin podcast.

  4. February 16, 2015 at 6:10 pm — Reply

    While I found the review of Jupiter Ascending to be informative, I don’t believe the subject of 50 Shades of Gray really shouldn’t have been included.

    With all the controversy surrounding the book/film right now the term “mommy porn” seems, in my opinion, a rather ignorant way of looking at it. I won’t go into my views on the subject, as I feel that would sidetrack the comments about what the podcast’s feature subject was, but I feel like if Zach felt strongly enough to talk about it that it could have been it’s own episode.

  5. February 18, 2015 at 10:41 pm — Reply

    Love the new format for the show. I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on many movies to come.

    While I don’t know what articles and blog posts you’ve been reading about Fifty Shades of Gray, the issue that I keep hearing feminist and BDSM groups alike bring up is that the book/film glorifies an abusive non-consensual sadistic relationship.
    Healthy BDSM relationships are carefully negotiated ahead of time so that both parties know in advance what lines are not to be crossed. While it may seem like the Dominant person is in charge and torturing the Submissive person, the reality is that both have agency in the relationship. In that regard, BDSM is considered by it’s practitioners to be the ultimate trust exercise.
    In Fifty Shades of Gray, the main character is manipulated and tricked into a BDSM relationship by a man who is much more wealthy and powerful than her, and has the ability to enter her house even before she agrees to be in a relationship with him. She has no way of refusing his advances and no way of knowing what she is agreeing to when she finally gives in to him.
    In a nutshell, feminists are mad because Fifty Shades of Gray makes an abusive relationship look consensual, and BDSM people are mad because it justifies an abusive relationship by calling it BDSM.
    While I totally agree that female sexuality deserves more attention in our film and media and that the U.S. in general could stand to come to terms with it’s own labido, I also wish that we had a more positive example to follow than Fifty Shades of Gray.

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