Our friend David Nova, the author of the “Season of the Serpent” book series, wrote an esoteric review on Jupiter Ascending, the latest movie from the Wachowski siblings. We highly recommend this article for those who are into esoteric movies, and their hidden messages!
On the surface, the Wachowskis‘ new sci-fi epic is action-pacted, Jovian fun, however Jupiter Ascending paints a very dark, more Saturnian portrait of the Universe we inhabit. But is there a positive message obscured by all the darkness? Yes, and it relates to The Law of One.
The film is enjoying mixed reviews and less than stellar box office receipts. The art direction is stunning. The effects are dizzying. The script is sufficiently Matrix-esque. Yet something truly original is what’s missing from this formula. From Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate, to The Fifth Element and Dune, we’ve visited this Universe before. Yet continuing in the trend of recent blockbusters coming out of Hollywood, there’s something subtly darker about this piece of adrenaline-fueled, science fiction fluff.
Mainstream film critics (as well as your average sleeping filmgoer) will eagerly concede that this convoluted, hyperactive, yet thoroughly entertaining space opera presents a timely message about our consumption-based society and the income disparity between the one percent and everyone else – the other 99% – a message that is given vapid lip service by politicians and media alike, yet still goes unaddressed. But is there a deeper message beneath the shiny veneer of this mostly forgettable science-fiction epic?
This is a film by the Wachowski siblings after all, the pair who brought us such profoundly influential and esoteric films as The Matrix Trilogy and V For Vendetta. TheMatrix films are almost universally credited for creating a modern mythology of our awakening (The Matrix Trilogy Decoded). V For Vendetta has been adopted as a cultural emblem of the hacker collective Anonymous and the restless 99%. (related post featuring V For Vendetta)
Does Jupiter Ascending offer up any such groundbreaking message? Does the film’s title hold any hidden meaning?
Read the rest of the article at David’s blog, Deus Nexus: https://deusnexus.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/meaning-jupiter-ascending/