Last night I watched the Jupiter Ascending Blu Ray. Here are some thoughts.
I have quite a big television. It is not big enough for this film. Possibly nothing is big enough for this film.
There are several extras, but nothing like the thoughtful, in-depth discussion of choices that you get on Cloud Atlas. It is mostly just fun staff and a bunch of people saying how great the Wachowskis are to work with. Lana and Andy talk a bit about inspirations. They do not talk about a gender-swapped Matrix, but then such things can easily happen subconsciously, or simply because of narrative structures. They do talk about Cinderella, which I should have expected. They also talk about The Wizard of Oz, with Jupiter as Dorothy and Caine as Toto. I should have thought of that too, because mostly all Jupiter wants to do is go home.
The plot makes a lot more sense once you know who everyone is and you are not trying to figure things out as you go along. There’s a lot of world-building crammed into the film, and I suspect that stretched some viewers. Of course it is still space opera, and thus intrinsically silly, but at least you can follow what’s going on.
I want a TV series featuring Captain Tsing and her crew.
I enjoyed the movie even more second time through, despite the smallness of the screen. I want to see this film with Kevin. I am a hopeless romantic at times.