Passengers (2016)

I have to agree wholeheartedly with IMDb's overall rating of this film because there are so, so many good elements but to me, it just doesn't feel complete. 'Passengers', as a concept, seems like a film that should really be on for about three hours. That's one problem I have with it. I feel that even when watching the characters grow together and get more and more detail about their story, there just isn't enough. I must admit how impressed I am at how Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt carry the film by themselves for almost the entirety of it, and they do both give strong performances. However, it's also nothing spectacular. I love the whole idea of this film, I love the theory and the potential of it. And the execution of this is so close to being spot on, but it's no cigar. "They say time heals all wounds", something I was hoping for my opinion of this film. After seeing it several times since its release, I just seriously hoped I would start to enjoy it more; I just haven't. If anything, the more I have watched it, the less impressed by it I get. All in all, this still is a really good film, but it's a better idea. I don't want to sound as if I hate it, or anything close actually. I just don't love it, especially considering I went in with such high expectations from two of the biggest names in Hollywood at the time.


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