For their follow up to the convoluted Cloud Atlas, the Wachowski siblings have once again done something bold: they've made Channing Tatum look sort of ugly.
In the first trailer for their Jupiter Ascending—which, frankly, doesn't look any less confusing than their previous work—the hero played by Tatum appears with a yellowish goatee and heavy eyeliner. Sean Bean is also in this, but probably not for the length of the entire movie. (Sorry, Sean.) Eddie Redmayne wears some sort of fancy collar thing. The plot has something to do with his involvement with Mila Kunis, who is important in some way or another, aside from the fact that she's Mila Kunis and looks great here. Seriously though, her character's name is Jupiter and though she has a lowly job scrubbing toilets "her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos." Tatum plays Caine, a "genetically engineered ex-military hunter."
Ah, futuristic succession politics, so complicated.
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