tartysuz: (Jupiter Ascending)
A science fiction fairy tale melodrama? Sign me up! Here's my take:

"A friend asked me if Jupiter Ascending was any good. This was a hard question to answer! Its imperfections have been noted to the point of exaggeration. There is a lot of world-building exposition, there are long chase scenes, and there are characters that could be more realistic. But those downsides (some are really a matter of taste) are less than the sum of the parts in this big, bright, ambitious mash-up of space opera, science fiction, fairy tales, and romance."

Read more from me, [profile] kadymae and Erin, another member of Sequential Tart, at
tartysuz: (Jupiter Ascending)
I loved Jupiter Ascending! It's a science fiction/fairy tale mash-up. I wrote about it in the Sequential Tart article that [livejournal.com profile] kadymae mentions here:

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] kadymae at Jupiter Ascending
Jupiter Deconstructed -- A tart round table about Jupiter Ascending.

Jupiter Ascending is a great sprawling beautiful amazing mess of a movie, and I'm not surprised that most mainstream (male) critics of it have no idea what to make of it, for it is a female power-trip fantasy.

Jupiter Ascending is the novel that every woman who loves speculative fiction has written in her head at least once. The one where she's an intergalactic space princess who's romancing a really nice hot guy who's fine with her being the center of attention.

And let me be up front about it -- the fantasy of Jupiter Ascending is no more or less ridiculous than male power-trip fantasies such as The Fast and The Furious. (And like that franchise, for all of its kick-'splode popcorn, Jupiter Ascending has also got a lot of Capital F Film going on.) Jupiter Ascending also beats the pants off of movies such as Sky Captain and The 5th Element.


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