The box office flops of Jupiter Ascending and Seventh Son shouldn't come as too big a surprise. February is a strange time to debut big event pictures, and some studios must think they can release them at any time throughout the year. Or, they sink a ton of money into a project, get behind the eight ball trying to work these behemoths around other releases instead of the other way around, and release anyway, when they can. The lone preview of Jupiter I saw made it look wildly ambitious; nothing wrong with that. But then it occurred to me during the preview how the Wachowskis were going to weave all those characters, worlds, and special effects into just over two hours. Seven Son, I hate to say, looked like a Lord of the Rings redux/ripoff, and I'm a big fan of Jeff Bridges who can emerge unscathed from just about anything, and has. Remember R.I.P.D.? I barely do, yet his image as a cowboy still evokes while nothing else the other guy, Ryan Reynolds did, does. So now we're back to characters, of which I've heard absolutely nothing about from those who've seen Jupiter Ascending. Think back to Star Wars in 1977 and the people in that story.