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Hey, everyone! We’re starting off our Fantasy February month with a bang! Today we’re talking about Jupiter Ascending, the wild and crazy sci-fi monstrosity the Wachowskis gave us in 2015. It was their attempt to open up a new world to us and seed a potential franchise like they did with The Matrix.
Sadly, it didn’t exactly work. The film doesn’t totally suck, but it misses slightly on most things and whiffs completely on others. The result is a very fun but very weird mess. We actually really like watching it, but it is not great.
Today we brought on husband/editor Will to first tell us what he thinks the movie is about having heard us mention it in passing for years. We take a quick break to watch the movie and then the three of us talk at length about the movie that could have been and how the worst part of Jupiter Ascending was just how close it was to being great. The lost potential on this is really spectacular.
As mentioned, this is the first episode in a month filled with fantasy films because fantasy and February both start with F. We’ll be talking fantasy new and old so make sure you subscribe to get updates whenever new episodes release. That said, cozy up in a bathtub of human goop for a comfortable and youthful listen to today’s episode of So…I’m Watching This Show!
JUPITER ASCENDING SHOWNOTES!
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