The Matrix is a cultural milestone still talked about to this day but, it’s creators, the Wachowskis’ later work Jupiter Ascending is often overlooked. Spinning separate folklore into into a sci fi fantasy yarn that dares to ask you to view the world in a different way.
Like Nicolas Cage’s National Treasure this film takes ordinary tales or beliefs and pumps them into a bigger plot. Except here the story is huge. The plot points are so vast they could have been split out across different movies but part of the film’s charm is with how it takes these large strides and keeps moving.
For a new take on the familiar that is uniquely its own and self contained to one movie, give Jupiter Ascending a look. The film is available on Netflix.