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Jupiter Deconstructing

23 April 2015

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If the box office is anything to go by, you probably haven’t seen “The Wachowskis'” Jupiter Ascending. That is, I think, your loss. Not just for the lover of nanar, who shouldn’t miss this over-the-top, awkwardly plotted, heavy-handedly themed, often cringe-inducingly scripted space opera, at least 20 minutes of which’s total runtime is made up of slow-motion falling, Jupiter Ascending is the increasingly rare sci-fi blockbuster title that is actually about something. And not just something but something worth talking about. So, because I am apparently incapable of doing the one thing I absolutely need to do here and finish that damned book review, today I’m going to talk about the politics of a sci-fi movie…

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