Like their ’90s filmmaking geek compatriot Kevin Smith, The Wachowskis have seen their critical standing sink further and further the deeper we get into the 21st century. In our current franchise-minded world, one might have expected the Wachowskis to be greeted as saviors with their return to original sci-fi filmmaking in “Jupiter Ascending.” Instead the directing duo turned in the year’s most derided (if not reviled) film. To add insult to injury, Screen Junkies has seen fit to give the Wachowskis’ film the “Honest Trailer” treatment, joining the ranks of such unparalleled genius as the “Twilight” series, “Grown Ups” and “The Last Airbender.”
Running over five minutes long, the “Honest Trailer” of much-ridiculed film doesn’t hide its disappointment in the film and the directors – a view shared by many critics, including us in our review – and really dives deep into the problems with the film, going as far as giving out the plot beat by beat.
Whatever your feelings of the film–it should be noted that there’s a small conclave of supporters of the Wachowskis’ vision–it doesn’t change the fact that the film was also a colossal failure at the box office and as the Screen Junkies crew wryly notes, this will be the last time any studio will give the Wachowskis a budget of $175 million.
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You can see the results for yourself by seeing “Jupiter Ascending” on VOD right now or by picking it up in stores when it hits DVD & Blu-Ray on June 2nd. Watch the “Honest Trailer” below.