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Film Review: Wachowskis' 'Jupiter' descends into repetition

Film Review: Wachowskis' 'Jupiter' descends into repetition

The problem with early success is that it often sets an insurmountable standard. The Wachowskis — Andy and Lana — wrote and directed “The Matrix,” a brilliant movie that quickly became part of our collective cultural fabric. Its two follow-ups were hugely disappointing; and their next film, “Speed Racer,” had an interesting color scheme, but not much else. “Cloud Atlas” (co-directed with Tom Tykwer) at least had high ambitions, some of which were fulfilled. Their latest, “Jupiter Ascending,” is another disappointment. But, hell, they made “The Matrix,” and it seems churlish to ask them to top it. As the title...

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