Don’t forget to select your favorite films!
Some people are comparing this to The Fault In Our Stars but Keith actually has much more to do with Twilight (brooding absentee chemistry lab partner and all!)
Let me just summarize the main plot conflict in both movies (without spoilers but like, you know how this is going to end and it's not pretty):
Lost and conveniently beautiful high school girl is faced with a choice between a stable, kind brown boy and a damaged, manipulative (teetering on the edge of flat-out abusive) white boy. Watch to find out who she picks!
This is one of the best films I've ever seen. It's sweet and charming, but don't let that fool you. This is an ambitious piece of work, touching on a dizzying number of themes, including friendship, adolescence, sexuality, disabilities, and romance. Rather than exploring them through dramatic monologues and emotional exposes, this movie unfolds in tiny gestures and mundane phrases. It feels like it could be about anyone, anywhere, which is amazing since it's about a blind brazilian gay teenager. I loved it with my whole heart.
Given the things I heard about this movie (sci fi for teenage girls with a female protagonist), I expected Jupiter Ascending to be a bad movie, but a relatively fun, feminist one.
It's not at all. Jupiter is a profoundly stupid damsel in distress. She's beautiful, she makes every dumb decision it's possible to make, and she keeps needing men to rescue her.
I am OK with mindless lowbrow entertainment and but she was just so... boring... that I couldn't even enjoy the ridiculous costumes and insane special effects.