Passengers wants to be this big time romantic adventure but is lacking the necessary emotion to do accomplish this goal
I really enjoy a good Science Fiction film. I also am big fans of Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. When these actors get the right role they knock their performances right out of the park. So when I heard they were going to be in Passengers together I was excited to see it. After seeing a few trailers some apprehension grew but I still wanted to give this film a chance. I was able to see it this week and here is what I thought of it.
You can read the plot for Passengers here:
On a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim (Chris Pratt) and Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction until they discover the ship is in grave danger. With the lives of 5,000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.
I really didn’t like Passengers. It is a shame because it has a great cast and wonderful special effects. My biggest issue with this film is that it is marketed entirely wrong. What you are told you get is not what you actually end up seeing. This is not the first time Hollywood has done this lately, but this was too obvious for me to ignore. Yet the worst thing about this film are the main characters. I had no issue with their performances, but what one of them does made it impossible for me to feel any sympathy for them. As the film gets towards the finale, things got painfully predictable. Definitely one of the more disappointing films I have seen this year. If you want to learn more about Passengers head over to this website.
Passengers gets 3/10. I wanted to like this film, but sadly this wasn’t possible for me. The chemistry felt forced throughout most of this film. Yet the worst part was the ending. Not only does it end on a strange note, but felt rushed and left me with too many unanswered questions for comfort. Overall this is not a movie I would recommend seeing this weekend.