Is there anything either positive or negative in the film’s representation of women not already accounted for here? (points will vary)
Important storytelling note for writers: Your protagonist has to do stuff. Is she doing literally nothing to affect what is ostensibly her own story? Think about fixing that. Mila Kunis’s Jupiter is a horrifically weak central character who has almost no agency of any kind, and is present in the story only to be used, abused, and constantly rescued (by a man, of course).
IS THE FILM’S DIRECTOR FEMALE? Yes, one of the two (Lana Wachowski) (does not impact scoring)
IS THE FILM’S SCREENWRITER FEMALE? Yes, one of the two (Lana Wachowski) (does not impact scoring)
BOTTOM LINE: This is how you squander a female protagonist: Don’t let her make any decisions about her own life, don’t let her affect the story with her actions, and make sure she is in constant need of rescue by a man.
Oh, and give her an ignominious ending that no male protagonist in a similar story would ever have to endure.
NOTE: This is not a “review” of Jupiter Ascending! It is simply an examination of how well or how poorly it represents women. (A movie that represents women well can still be a terrible film; a movie that represents women poorly can still be a great film.) Read my review of Jupiter Ascending.