PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A young woman discovers her destiny as an heiress of intergalactic nobility and must fight to protect the inhabitants of Earth from an ancient and destructive industry.
While doing a Q&A with fans on Reddit, one asked Channing Tatum what the movie was about. He responded "good question. I have the same one myself."
Technically speaking, I'm an alien. And from the perspective of Immigration, an illegal one. My parents met at the University in Saint Petersburg, where he taught Astrophysics, and she taught Applied Mathematics. My mother fell in love with him when...
Jupiter's father has a brass-bound telescope, an expensive antique with poor optics that would not be used by a serious amateur astronomer.
But the city is identified as St Petersburg, which means those scenes take place after the 1991 dissolution of the USSR (when the city, then called Leningrad, was renamed St Petersburg) but, given Jupiter's age in the film, prior to the year 2000. In the 1990s St Petersburg was still recovering from the Siege of Leningrad, the longest, most destructive, and most lethal siege in modern history, and decades of severe economic depression with food rationing, infrastructure failures, and multiple families lived together in 'kommunalkas' ('communal apartments') that would at most house a single family in much of the rest of the world. Luxury items like modern telescopes would have been completely unobtainable; even antique telescopes with poor optics would have been seen as decadent, and would likely have been traded outright to benefit one's family, or, as in the film, stolen by others.
The opening logos for Warner Brothers Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, and Rat-Pac Dune Entertainment are shown as solid gold with fancy engraving highlights.
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