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Jupiter Ascending Gets a Trailer, Looks Sufficiently Action-y [Video]

First person to make a "Matrix in Space" joke gets thrown out the airlock.

Is it just us, or have sci-fi trailers become extremely predictable lately? You can always expect to see explosions, somebody shouting and falling off of something, a pretty girl in a ridiculous dress getting admired by adoring subjects — it’s all old hat, now. The trailer for Jupiter Ascending falls into a lot of these tropes, but we’re hopeful that the actual film will be different.

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Contrary to what this first trailer suggests with its Channing Tatumness and its Sean Bean situation, the movie appears to actually be about Mila Kunis’ character, Jupiter. Here’s what the official description says:

Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.

So basically, Kunis is a janitor-turned-space-princess? We’re very all right with that. And as much as we complain about the structure of the trailer, it does look pretty gorgeous. Especially when you compare it to other trailers that have come out recently, like the I, Frankenstein one that premiered a few months back. Flying gargoyles are awesome and all, but… dang. We’ll pick space porn over gargoyles, like, 8 times out of 10.

(via The Mary Sue)

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