Tuesday, December 24, 2013

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Is JUPITER ASCENDING A Sci-Fi Romance Film?

I'd like to show you the trailer for JUPITER ASCENDING, the forthcoming film (July 2014, USA) from the Wachowski siblings. It stars Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, and the ever-yummy Sean Bean. Here's a description courtesy of IMDB:
In a universe where humans are near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a young destitute human woman is targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe because her very existence threatens to end the Queen's reign.

As far as tags I picked up from the trailer, the story includes a heroine with a secret past; a superhuman bounty hunter hero; damsel-in-distress; kidnapping/captivity trope; Earth-is-not-alone; corporate; far-future setting; power hungry villainess; royalty-in-space; and action-adventure, thriller/suspense elements. Possibly a forbidden romance? It certainly looks like a "romance on the run" type of story.

I wonder if there are more romance-heavy scenes than the trailer indicates. Based on the trailer and what we know about the film so far, would you tag it as a full-fledged science fiction romance or romantic SF?

Joyfully yours,

Heather