Destroy All Monsters: JUPITER ASCENDING And Life After Peak Visual Effects It was on the fifth or fifteenth major sequence of extraordinary outer space somethingorothers doing something extraordinary in Jupiter Ascending that I realized I no longer cared about visual effects as a category of achievement. There are what seem like dozens of such sequences in Jupiter, and that's part of the film's problem; the "been there, done that"-ness of Jupiter is lethal. (Read Loïc Valceschini's full review of Jupiter Ascending here.) Now, with my realization about effects came a corollary understanding: at some point, I did care about special effects.

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