With the Wachowskis, you just never know who’s going to show up. Will it be the filmmakers who crafted an inventive, sci-fi surprise with “The Matrix“? Or will it be the duo who let that franchise get out of hand with two bloated, unsatisfying sequels, and whose last effort was the sprawling, new age, sci-fi mess that was “Cloud Atlas“? And so, it’s with some trepidation we approach “Jupiter Ascending.” Certainly, getting booted out of its planned release last summer, just weeks before it was slated to open, isn’t a great sign. But then again, if there is any behind-the-scenes bad buzz, thus far Warner Bros. has contained it.
Anyway, with the movie coming next week, the marketing machine is finally lurching into motion with a couple of TV spots and a ridiculous amount of new photos landing online. And we have just one question: is Channing Tatum even in this movie? Despite the dozens of pics, he’s only featured in a small few, which makes us wonder if his character even makes it to the credits. Meanwhile, there’s no shortage of your typical Wachowski inventions, from big spacecrafts, to weird creatures, and oh hey, there’s Terry Gilliam in a small role, too.
“Jupiter Ascending” arrives on February 6th.