Reviews for The Wachowski siblings’ latest sci-fi opus, Jupiter Ascending, have been decidedly mixed. Some critics and moviegoers have pointed out that the film’s story barely makes any sense and is riddled with cliché, while others have been quick to praise it as a no-brains slice of blockbuster escapism that is, despite the fact that it’s obviously stupid, still visually stunning.

Personally, like 2013’s The Lone Ranger, once I let down my pretensions I found Jupiter Ascending to be a truly rollicking and preposterously entertaining space opera. Sure, like the aforementioned flop, Jupiter Ascending is also ridiculously flawed, while it is also destined to lose an eye-watering amount of money too.

But boy was it a hoot. It was also dripping with homages and references to the array of different movies that influenced the Wachowskis during its conception and production. Think you spotted all of them? Here are 10 that you might have missed.

Halfway through Jupiter Ascending one of the film’s most blatant homages unfolds. Mila Kunis’ Jupiter Jones and Channing Tatum’s Caine Wise are forced to walk through a series of frustrating bureaucratic hell-holes that turn the film into a full-on homage to the 1985 cult classic, Brazil. And just in case you didn’t spot the blatant reference, the Wachowskis decided to have Brazil’s director Terry Gilliam pops up at the end of the scene, too. And just like the film itself, it is obvious, over-the-top, even borderline cheesy, but you still can’t help but smile at it.

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