I keep seeing it across my dash. “Jupiter Ascending is not the Matrix” or “it’s like the Wachowski siblings just said FUCK THIS STORY LINE. BEES” or a myriad of variations. That it’s so strange that the great minds of the Wachowski siblings, the one’s that created the matrix, could make a movie like Jupiter Ascending.
But here’s the deal kids, they’re the same fucking movie.
They start out with the Chosen One (Jupiter/Neo) Doesn’t know this until they encounter this COOL NEW PERSON IN LEATHER & FANCY GEAR WHO KICKS ASS (Cain/Trinity) while saving them from THE EVIL (Bounty Hunters/Mr. Smith& co)
Then they are thrust into a new reality with their mentor figure telling them everything they need to know (Stinger/Morpheus) BOTH WHO’VE HAD THIER WINGS CLIPPED. (NO MATRIX/NO WINGS) that BLOWS AWAY THEIR MINDS. ARE WE BOTH JUST FOOD FODDER FOR OTHER MORE TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED GROUPS???
Yes. The answer is yes. There is mass harvesting of human bodies.
Then they learn a bunch of stuff. There is some emotional and personal growth. All that “wading back into the thick of things” and then the GREAT BATTLE AT THE END WHERE BOTH THE PEOPLE PROCESSING PLANTS ARE DESTROYED.
THEN THEY END UP IN LOVE TIME WITH THEIR FANCY LEATHER DRESSED HOTTY WHO ALWAYS BELIEVED IN THEM.