Chief Science Correspondent
It may have opened just a few weeks before the 87th Academy Awards, but even Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne couldn't redeem Jupiter Ascending.
Somewhat of a cheesy mashup between The Princess Bride, Star Trek and House of the Scorpion, many reviewers said the film was confusing due to a poorly paced storyline and little to no character development, undercut with a constant stream of generic special effects. And frankly, the previews hadn't advertised much more.
But what surprised and impressed me about Jupiter Ascending was the genuine effort to incorporate modern science into the futuristic-like landscape. This extraterrestrial society of humans is essentially founded upon an extremely advanced understandings of genomics and cell regeneration. But this premise came along with some potentially serious scientific flaws.