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Trailer Watch-kowski: Jupiter Ascending

6 Responses to “Trailer Watch-kowski: Jupiter Ascending”

  1. It seems pretty conventional to me. It’s all Deja Vu to me, just like I’ve seen this movie before. But then again, “Bound” could be view as a conventional thriller just from looking at its trailer.

  2. EtGuild2 says:

    It’s probably best to assume it’s conventional with some Wachowski flair to it. Can’t imagine they’d be handed a big budget after “Speed Racer” and “Cloud Atlas” otherwise.

  3. movieman says:

    Looks s’okay to me.
    Of course, there will be probably be 6 different versions of the trailer before it opens next July.
    (Tatum’s weird facial hair creeped me out, though.)

  4. hcat says:

    The W’s have always been one’s to watch and their missteps have at least been ambitious failures, but this trailer feels like it could be from some Neal Moritz Screen Gems release than a Wachowski opus. I was actually more intrigued by the Godzilla trailer that just dropped.

  5. tbunny says:

    It’s like John Carter and Chronicles of Riddick had a baby.

  6. Mariamu says:

    Can’t wait to see this!

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