jupiter ascending release date moved february 2015Oh, boo. We were really looking forward to the Wachowskis' latest mind-bending saga, "Jupiter Ascending," which was due to descend into theaters on July 18. Unfortunately, "Jupiter" is spinning into next February, and the rumor is that the special FX aren't very special yet. Deadline's Jen Yamato reports, "I hear the Wachowskis needed more time to complete visual effects work on their CG-heavy space epic," which lead to the schedule rejiggering.

It's easy to surmise that Warner Bros and Village Roadshow are dumping the movie in February because it's the bleakest time of year for film. It's after the Oscar frenzy has died down, and everyone is busy paying attention to what's coming out of Park City over at the Sundance Film Festival, so it's a prime time to sneak a stinker into theaters.

On the other hand, it looks like Warner Bros. is going to have a hit on their hands with "Edge of Tomorrow," which is getting heaps of pre-release praise after months of meh-ness. Is it possible that the studio was waiting to see how "Edge of Tomorrow" would fare before unleashing "Jupiter Ascending"? Of course, Occam's Razor would suggest that it's probably nothing more than a backed-up CGI schedule. Because heaven knows plenty of us are waiting on tenterhooks to see Channing Tatum as a kohl-eyed space elf. Seriously.

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Jupiter Ascending
PG-132015
Based on 40 critics

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