I really have no idea what to say about Passengers that hasn’t already been said.
This screenplay was atrocious and the fact that this movie was created is a complete joke. It has been on the black list for years and I can see why no one would touch this thing with a ten foot pole. Naturally in order for a script this crappy to even be picked up there has to be A list stars willing to do it just for the money and I’m convinced that is what happened here. It is alarming that a relationship such as Aurora’s and Jim’s was even allowed to be brought to screens because of how toxic it was. I never thought anyone could make any of Pratt’s characters seem creepy and irredeemable but Passengers did that. The fact that he took her life away was appalling to me and a female character should not be treated that way in this day and age. Yes she beat the shit out of him when she found out, yes she stopped talking to him but to have her save him at the end after everything is utter lunacy.
Apart from the controversial storyline, which for once I actually felt bad for a Jennifer Lawrence character it was utterly boring and repetitive. Passengers proves that neither of them are good enough to carry a movie on their own. Morten Tyldum did what he could with a horrible script but it wasn’t enough. The only thing I will give Passengers is that it had pretty visuals and the cinematography was tolerable. The first half of the film is boring and could have honestly been cut down but sure go ahead and show time passing by having Pratt grow a beard.
Another thing that could have saved this movie was the chemistry between Jen and Pratt but there was zero of it. Nothing. It was completely forced because there was the impending notion that he woke her up so anything he did I felt victimized her. It was odd seeing them together, they are such an odd pairing maybe it’s because they look alike and could literally pass as siblings. There was no sexual chemistry which could have made not only the sex scenes but the intimate scenes leading up to it a bit richer.
This film was a dud, a flop and it shouldn’t have been made but sure go make mediocre movies with A listers so you guys can keep up with the rest of them. Great job Sony.